Title: The Angry Woman Suite
Author: Lee Fulbright
Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC
About the Book: When overbearing former big band star Francis Grayson mentions the “murdering bitches” who supposedly ruined his life, his resentful stepdaughter Elyse—always on the lookout for simple dirt on Francis—takes note. Intertwining narrative with Francis, Elyse stumbles across glimmers of big murder instead of simple dirt, while Francis moves perspective of his “bitches” back to the 1930s, to his childhood in Pennsylvania. His coming-of-age story centers on a mysterious painting and search for the artist who he believes can fix his feuding family. Aiding him in his quest is his mother’s lover, Aidan Madsen, who not only mentors Francis’ big band music career, but knows everything about two murders implicating the women in Francis’ family. The three narrators of The Angry Woman Suite—Elyse, Francis, and Aidan—weave together a picture of two disturbed families who meet their match in the young, determined to survive Elyse Grayson, and human to a fault hero, Aidan Madsen.
My thoughts: Let me start by saying, I missed my scheduled review yesterday due to some uncontrollable events this week that didn't allow me to finish this book. I wanted to give some preliminary thoughts about the book though and try not to screw up the blog tour!
I am really enjoying this book. It is a rich and complicated storyline told through the eyes of Elyse, Francis, and Aidan - all from different generations, but with a story that intertwines through time. Each of the characters are fascinating alone, but when you begin to piece together their lives and how one affected the other, you get to see how dysfunction can really impact lives.
I hope that you will take a look at some of the other reviews scheduled for this tour - you can see the complete list here.
Meanwhile - please enjoy this excerpt:
~I received a complimentary ecopy of this book from Novel Publicity in exchange for my unbiased review.~
About the author: Lee Fullbright is a fourth-generation Californian, raised and educated in San Diego. She is a medical practice consultant and lives on San Diego’s beautiful peninsula with her twelve-year-old Australian cattle dog, Baby Rae. The Angry Woman Suite, a Kirkus Critics’ Pick and Discovery Award winner, is her debut novel. Connect with Lee on her website, Facebook, Twitter, or GoodReads.
The Angry Woman Suite
Publisher/Publication Date: Telemachus Press, LLC/March 2012