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Love and Other Natural Disasters    by Holly Shumas order for
Love and Other Natural Disasters
by Holly Shumas
Order:  USA  Can
5 Spot, 2009 (2009)
*   Reviewed by Lori Waddington

When thirty-year-old - and very pregnant - Eve finds out her husband Jonathon has been secretly emailing a female acquaintance for the past year, she immediately demands that he move out of their house. Even though Jon insists nothing physical happened, Eve feels incredibly betrayed and that an emotional affair is just as bad as a physical one.

What follows is a journey of discovery for both husband and wife, with Eve questioning Jon's love for her, and Jon dedicated to therapy and winning Eve back.

The biggest problem I had with Love and Other Natural Disasters is that I found Eve to be very one-dimensional. I had a hard time feeling empathy for Eve as she continues to blame Jon for all of their marital woes and refuses to accept any responsibility. That being said, Holly Shumas does a nice job of raising interesting questions when it comes to affairs of the heart.

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