by Susan Segal

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BN ID: 2940016089171
Publisher: DCA, Inc.
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 810,398
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

ARIA is Susan Segal�s first novel, originally published to critical acclaim in both hardcover and trade paperback, and now for the first time available in ebook. Susan has published short stories in Redbook magazine and numerous literary journals, and teaches fiction writing, editing, and literature at University of Southern California. She lives in Irvine, California with her son, and is working on a collection of short stories.

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Aria 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
MarinaDelreyMC More than 1 year ago
Aria is powerful.  The writer is adept at  helping  us feel our way into the characters and their lives. and the situations portrayed are heartbreaking and intense.  If you are looking to be really moved by  what you read, don miss this book--there are so few that deal as honestly with recovery from grief,
TiffanyHawk More than 1 year ago
A beautifully written and compulsively readable book that explores grief and the healing power of human relationships, no matter how complicated.
broclaire More than 1 year ago
ARIA stayed with me long after I finished reading it. The characters are well drawn, and the situations are sometimes touching, sometimes stunning. I look forward to more by this author.
lisamarland More than 1 year ago
Aria was a novel I could not put down. It was very fast paced and filled with emotion and excitement! The author really gets you involved with the characters…Can't wait for another novel from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A passionate, heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting novel about a woman who becomes famous through a horrendously personal tragedy. Struggling to maintain her hold on life after a devastating boating accident kills her husband and two small children, she rediscovers through new relationships, unwanted celebrity, and a deep passion for music, the power of family to help her heal. Loved this one! Judy E.
CelineKeating More than 1 year ago
Aria is a wonderful novel that has stayed with me ever since I first read it. It's haunting and yet uplifting, with vivid writing and compelling characters. Readers will fall in love with Eve immediately and root for her every step of the way. A warm and wonderful book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Segal's character-work is a wonder to behold -- there's a Joyce-like complexity to these people, and a complex structure to her prose. Even out-of-context sentences read like stories unto themselves. You see the word "haunting" in a lot of these reviews for reason. ARIA sticks with you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found myself lost in this book.  It was one of those page turners that you can't put down.  I recommend it.
sally626 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book...very memorable characters and a very believable story. Thank you Susan must have been a difficult book to write!
Yvonne35 More than 1 year ago
debov More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this authors writing very much. Although the story wasn't a happy one, I felt good about it through the end. Looking forward to more of her work.
christinacgr More than 1 year ago
Segal’s book Aria is heart wrenching, powerful story filled with realistic characters. Tremendous human touch. Feels real. Descriptions are eloquent. Writing is subtle and superb. Overall, a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ARIA made me laugh and cry. The author did a great job creating compelling characters and situations, especially the opera aspects. I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, the amazing realness of the characters especially. Definitely worth a read!
Adawehl More than 1 year ago
Simple read for a nice cozy evening by the fire.
Sue5 More than 1 year ago
This is a good book club read. We always wonder how people handle extreme tragedy in thier lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Because I have been through trauma this book gave me hope!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I took this book up thinking, with all of the great reviews, it must be good. I did not scroll down far enough to one which gave the book a bad review. Had I, I would not have succumed to the others. The main character is self absorbed. All of the characters are. It was a good read for a bit but then I started to say to myself, I can not stand these people especially the main character. This book belongs in the trash. It really is just trash. How do some of these writers get published?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you happen to come across this book and are considering reading it, do not hesitate.
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I couldn't put it down. I connected with and felt all the characters. I really enjoyed this book. I hope there is more where this came from!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book kept my interest. It wasn't what i was expecting actually from the book description but i enjoyed reading it.
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mizpeach More than 1 year ago
A great choice from my book club! I couldn't put it down. Ms. Segal, is very gifted writer.