The Melting Season

The Melting Season

by Jami Attenberg
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The Melting Season by Jami Attenberg

A tender, provocative story about the power of friendship, the thrill of self-discovery, and the strength it takes to escape the past.

Catherine Madison is headed West with a suitcase full of cash that isn't hers. She's just left the only home she's ever known, a small town in Nebraska, after the only man she had ever known, her husband, Thomas, deserted her. She's also left behind her deepest, most shameful secrets-among them a dysfunctional family she's never quite been able to escape and a marriage whose most intimate moments have plagued her with self-doubt. On the road, she was going to become a new person. Or so she thought.

But running away from the past isn't as easy as she had hoped. When Catherine reaches Las Vegas, she forms surprising new friendships that compel her to reveal what she had sworn she'd keep hidden, and teach her what human connection really means. Armed with this new knowledge, she is finally emboldened to uncover the truth about her family, come to understand what destroyed her marriage, and prevent her troubled sister from repeating her mistakes.

Deeply compassionate and unflinchingly bold, The Melting Season is the story of an indelible character's journey from isolation to belonging, as well as an honest look at the things we feel we deserve from our lives- and how far we will go to find them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101184639
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/21/2010
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 632,342
File size: 250 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jami Attenberg is the author of the novel The Kept Man and of the story collection Instant Love. She has written for The New York Times, New York, Salon, Nylon, Print, Nerve, and others. Chicago native, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Melting Season 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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charlottesweb93 More than 1 year ago
The Melting Season is a book about forgiveness, starting over, and being true to oneself. Catherine has led a sheltered life and is on a journey to find herself, that journey takes her across the country and a million miles from home. The first half of the story is the actual journey itself. The second half of the story is Catherine in Las Vegas telling her story to her new friend. The story is an interesting one to read about. Being from the Midwest, and having traveled I80 frequently, I enjoyed that aspect of the story. When Catherine starts talking about her past, you can not help but be swept up in her story. Her life has been something out of a Lifetime movie and you start to understand why she chose to run away from home. Jami Attenberg has written a heartfelt novel of self discovery that I thoroughly enjoyed.
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