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Going in Circles
     

Going in Circles

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by Pamela Ribon
 

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Charlotte Goodman has had enough surprises.

In fact, she reached her life’s quotient when her husband of five months walked out on her, only to abruptly change his mind a few weeks later and move back in. Stung by a whiplash of grief, resentment, and confusion, Charlotte calls a time-out, taking a small apartment where she can figure out what

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Going in Circles 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
When Matthew Goodman walked out on his wife Charlotte, she was stunned as in her mind his ending their marriage came of nowhere as she thought she was his "Sunshine" even when she struggled to get out of bed in the morning. Matthew decides to come back home after a few weeks as a bachelor Charlotte struggles with his return. Fuming with resentment as she had moved on in the phases of grief passed the denial stage to that of acceptance Charlotte walks out on a stunned Matthew. She moves into apartment to ponder whether she wants to remain married to her husband. However, she finds herself panicking over what she logically knows are nothings like weeping over a burrito while sitting on the curb. With anxiety and depression ruling her, Charlotte turns to creating her Plan in order to eliminate having to choose between taco and burrito, and most important no more shocking revelations as a to do list will provide her with security. Her family, her husband, her friends, and her co-workers demand not so subtly she must choose to be married or not to be married. However her new office friend Francesca offers her something different to consider, physical release via roller derby for the soul. This is an entertaining coming of age character study though the lead protagonist is a thirty year old nonentity. Charlotte is a fascinating protagonist whose lack of confidence leads to crippling anxiety attacks. Her husband never comes across as fully developed nor does his reasoning. The rest of the support cast supports the heroine as she skates around the oval of life trying to learn to get up from the bumps and bruises her skinny butt suffers with every hit she takes for that's life. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every bit of it. Ribon creates characters you'd love to know...and feel you can. This is one of my favorite books, and Pamela Ribon is one of my favorite writers. Great job!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. Funny, and original.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt the same way charlotte did when i joined roller derby.
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Rolinda Cothren More than 1 year ago
A funny story about the kind of things many women face. i picked it because im curious about roller derby and loved the entire book. the characters are genuine people......hurt, scared, courageous and hilarious!
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Roni Mathis More than 1 year ago
As a fellow derby girl (currently recovering from a broken back) i can relate to "Roller derby saved my soul!" Thanks for this!