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The Divorce Papers - Susan Rieger
The Divorce Papers
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Witty and wonderful, sparkling and sophisticated, this debut romantic comedy brilliantly tells the story of one very messy, very high-profile divorce, and the endearingly cynical young lawyer dragooned into handling it.   Twenty-nine-year-old Sophie Diehl is happy toiling away as a criminal law... show more
Witty and wonderful, sparkling and sophisticated, this debut romantic comedy brilliantly tells the story of one very messy, very high-profile divorce, and the endearingly cynical young lawyer dragooned into handling it.   Twenty-nine-year-old Sophie Diehl is happy toiling away as a criminal law associate at an old line New England firm where she very much appreciates that most of her clients are behind bars. Everyone at Traynor, Hand knows she abhors face-to-face contact, but one weekend, with all the big partners away, Sophie must handle the intake interview for the daughter of the firm’s most important client. After eighteen years of marriage, Mayflower descendant Mia Meiklejohn Durkheim has just been served divorce papers in a humiliating scene at the popular local restaurant, Golightly’s. She is locked and loaded to fight her eminent and ambitious husband, Dr. Daniel Durkheim, Chief of the Department of Pediatric Oncology, for custody of their ten-year-old daughter Jane—and she also burns to take him down a peg. Sophie warns Mia that she’s never handled a divorce case before, but Mia can’t be put off. As she so disarmingly puts it: It’s her first divorce, too. Debut novelist Susan Rieger doesn’t leave a word out of place in this hilarious and expertly crafted debut that shines with the power and pleasure of storytelling. Told through personal correspondence, office memos, emails, articles, and legal papers, this playful reinvention of the epistolary form races along with humor and heartache, exploring the complicated family dynamic that results when marriage fails. For Sophie, the whole affair sparks a hard look at her own relationships—not only with her parents, but with colleagues, friends, lovers, and most importantly, herself. Much like Where’d You Go, Bernadette, The Divorce Papers will have you laughing aloud and thanking the literature gods for this incredible, fresh new voice in fiction.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780804137447 (0804137447)
ASIN: 804137447
Publisher: Crown
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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Danni Mae
Danni Mae rated it
3.0 The Divorce Papers
Review also on DanniMae.com (which is why it's so personal).The Divorce Papers was a book that immediately interested me and I was so excited to find out it was on Camellia! It was the first book I started on the Bout of Books Read-a-Thon… annnnd… yeah. Here I am, reviewing it two weeks later. Needl...
Denise
Denise rated it
4.0 The Divorce Papers
You shouldn't play these games with me; I'm better at them than you. Here's the current plan. I'm going to have my answer delivered (wrapped around a dead fish) at the annual Ped/Onc meeting next month, by the High Sheriff of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, all decked out in his dress whites. (My...
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3.0 The Divorce Papers
Sophie Diehl is a 29-year-old criminal law attorney that is used to clients behind bars. With all the big partners out of town, Sophie is assigned to handle the intake interview for divorcee Mia Meiklejohn Durkheim, Mayflower descendant and daughter of the firm's most important client. Sophie warns ...
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3.0 The Divorce Papers
The Divorce Papers tells a story through the official documents - affidavits, court papers, interview transcripts - and the correspondence - emails, memos, letters - associated with a divorce case. It is the story of the heartbreak when a marriage ends. It is the story of the intrigues and politics ...
katiewilkins186
katiewilkins186 rated it
4.0 The Divorce Papers
Although I was a bit uncertain about picking up a book that included “legal papers”, I enjoy the epistolary style and couldn’t say no to this interesting new way of writing about relationships. I’ll tell you right now – picking this up was the right choice! The only thing I didn’t like about the for...
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