Something New: Reflections on the Beginnings of a Marriage, Beesley, Amanda

Something New: Reflections on the Beginnings of a Marriage

Authors: Beesley, Amanda
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780307767202
Classification: Fiction
Synopsis: A funny and heartfelt take on what getting married is all about, Something New takes readers from one couple's engagement to their first anniversary.

When the love of her life slipped a diamond ring on her finger and said the magic words, Amanda Beesley entered the enchanted world she had dreamed of since childhood. If the reality doesn't always match the fantasy, Amanda quickly uncovers the comedy in every predicament.

It's hard to keep smiling when she discovers that her mother has Alzheimer's. But the tender way her father attends to her mother, becomes its own lesson in marriage well-lived. Perceptive, intimate, and inspiring, Something New is a delight for anyone thinking about marriage, old or new.

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