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Wonderful story about a young woman who is her own worst enemy. The story begins with Emily Haxby deciding to break it off with her boyfriend, Andrew. She is completely unable to explain to anyone why she felt that she had to do this. After this everything else seems to follow suit. She is a lawyer at a large, self important firm where she is assigned a case that pretty much goes against everything she believes in. And on top of that, the lawyer she is assisting is sexually harassing her as though the date on the calendar is 1950. When Grampa Jack begins to fade Emily reaches her lowest point and fortunately after that there is nowhere to go but up. I loved this story and this character. She has a smart mouth and in spite of some of the things she does and says is quite self aware. She is also very funny and is very easy to root for. Very highly recommended! Check it out!
From Publishers Weekly Harvard law grad Buxbaum makes an appealing debut with this tale of Yale law graduate Emily Haxby, eager to break through the emotional and professional ties that bind her. It’s like you get pleasure out of breaking your own heart, best friend Jess tells Emily after her bustup with her doctor boyfriend. But Emily isn’t through self-destructing; she also implodes over her fast-failing Grandpa Jack, from whom Emily learned everything… about life; chilly relations with her lieutenant governor father, Kirk; and a precarious career as a litigator defending big, evil corporations for a Manhattan law firm. This single-gal-in-the-city finds her white-knuckle hold on life and love slowly slipping as it dawns on her that the opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s emptiness. Grandpa Jack and his retirement home pal, Ruth, help steer Emily to a soft landing, but the big disappointment is that the resolution is far less interesting than the unraveling that precedes it. (Jan.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The Opposite of Love: A Novel (Random House Reader’s Circle) Paperback – June 9, 2009 by Julie Buxbaum (Author) Review
Julie Buxbaum is now one of my favorite authors. She weaves the stories right through your heart and paints the emotions from your soul. How does she know how to describe these feelings?! Love love love. -Read Reviews-
Her descriptions hit me in the heart and brought me back to my 29 year old self, wondering constantly when I would know who I really was and what I wanted. I ached for her main character: I am old enough to be her mom and found myself wanting to pet her head and say "you are gonna be fine no matter what". Ending slightly predictable but an excellent read.
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