BJ’s Standout Reads September 2021
Landscape of a Marriage by Gail Ward Olmsted This is a book about Mary Olmsted the wife of Frederick Olmsted, the designer of places like Central Park. An inside look at what it must have been like to be Fred Olmsted’s wife. Gail Ward Olmsted did a great job with weaving in historical events of the day, and gave me a sense of what it must have been like to live in the time period of the Olmsteds. Very well researched.
Playing Nice by JP Delaney This one was a fascinating concept. One day Pete learns that his 2 year old son is not actually his son. He learned from the man, Miles, who has Pete's son. Both boys were in NICU after they were born and somehow they were switched. The two couples start out trying to be amicable about it. They decided to open their lives to each other so that they both can spend time with their birth sons without having to uproot the boys from their homes. But then Miles starts to get pretty demanding and aggressive. And then Miles and Lucy take Pete and Maddie’s son from them and they end up in an insane custody battle. This book was a very interesting concept, with a thriller component to it as well.
added on 10.21.21