May 30, 2013
Emily and Einstein is a book about a man who has lived a life of lies with his wife. He is on his way to tell her he wants a divorce when he is killed in an accident. Emily is devastated at his loss and is trying all she can to hold her life together. In her grief, she finds comfort in a scruffy dog named Einstein.
The author, Linda Francis Lee, has added humor, romance, and a sort of mystery to this story. There are several twists, as it is written alternately from Emily’s and Einstein’s point of view. While I loved Emily’s character, I disliked Sandy (the husband); but as a dog, I loved Einstein!
This is a novel of second chances. It seems like everyone turns their lives around and has a new beginning in one form or another. I’m not sure this would ever happen in real life, but it certainly made for an interesting and enjoyable read.