Lee Fullbright’sThe Angry Woman Suite is a heartbreaking tale of historical fiction spanning six decades. There are three storytellers: Elyse, Aidan, and Francis, each offering a different perspective of a murder and its effect on one family over three generations. There are many seemingly evil women, bordering on stereotypes at times. The real lesson, though, is that people are complicated, not all bad or all good, though perhaps more one than the other. It’s worth reading.
I found many aspects of Fullbright’s novel intriguing, including her portrayal of the public perception of divorce, marriage, and disabilities and the cyclical nature of child abuse. Diana Grayson declares in 1955, “divorce is unacceptable,” telling her daughter to stop talking about her “real daddy,” who had passed away, because “where we’re going, people might [mistakenly] think I’ve been divorced.” Fear of divorce and/or marriage motivate several characters to remain in unhappy, unhealthy unions or…
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Loved this book and author. One of my recent favorite reads. Paulette
Thank you! I actually didn’t mean to re-post that review– yet. I’m supposed to be captioning one of my posts with a Grammarly snippet (for Grammarly), and I was going to use this re-post to go along with my snippet– um, but it got published before I could … back to the drawing board. 🙂