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Grace Reinhart Sachs is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. Devoted to her husband, a pediatric oncologist at a major cancer hospital, their young son Henry, and the patients she sees in her therapy practice, her days are full of familiar things: She lives in the very New York apartment in which she was raised, and sends Henry to the school she herself once attended. Dismayed by the ways in which women delude themselves, Grace is also the author of a book You Should Have Known, in which she cautions women to really hear what men are trying to tell them.
But weeks before the book is published a chasm opens in her own life: A violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only an ongoing chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.
©2014 Jean Hanff Korelitz (P)2014 Hachette Audio
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3 out of 5 stars
By colprubin on 06-04-14

Fantastic reading;literary soap opera

What did you like best about You Should Have Known? What did you like least?

The reading of this book was absolutely first-rate. Delaine read all the characters from a 12-year-old boy to older women, even one minor character with a Scottish accent, superbly.
Korelitz is very skilled in sketching out her characters and their environs.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Reading this novel is like following a trail scattered with breadcrumbs. At first you admire the view and easy of passage, but then you start to get annoyed that it's so easy and that there are no twists and turns.

Was You Should Have Known worth the listening time?

Yes, thanks to the reading.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Victoria Wright on 11-16-14


It's always a pleasure to read a book that doesn't rehash hundreds of others, that keeps you alternately guessing and speaking aloud to the character, and makes you want to drive the long way home so you have an excuse to keep listening.


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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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