YOU COULD MAKE THIS PLACE BEAUTIFUL by Maggie Smith
You Could Make This Place Beautiful by Maggie Smith is a poignant, poetic account of the breakdown of the author’s marriage and her subsequent divorce. This is not a new story, but in Smith’s hands, it felt fresh and raw and compulsively readable. I had a really hard time putting this one down. Why I picked it up: I haven’t read any of Smith’s poetry, but this book got a lot of buzz when it came out and I was intrigued. Smith and her (unnamed) husband were married with two small kids when she discovered a postcard he had written
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