Perfection: a memoir of betrayal and renewal

Book Cover
Average Rating
Pub. Date:
Julie Metz's life changes forever on one ordinary January afternoon when her husband, Henry, collapses on the kitchen floor and dies in her arms. Suddenly, this mother of a six-year-old is the young widow in a bucolic small town. And this is only the beginning. Seven months after Henry's death, just when Julie thinks she is emerging from the worst of it, comes the rest of it: She discovers that what had appeared to be the reality of her marriage was but a half-truth. Henry had hidden another life from her."He loved you so much." That's what everyone keeps telling her. It's true that he loved Julie and their six-year-old daughter ebulliently and devotedly, but as she starts to pick up the pieces and rebuild her life without Henry in it, she learns that Henry had been unfaithful throughout their twelve years of marriage. The most damaging affair was ongoing--a tumultuous relationship that ended only with Henry's death.For Julie, the only thing to do was to get at the real truth--to strip away the veneer of "perfection" that was her life and confront each of the women beneath the veneer. Perfection is the story of Julie Metz's journey through chaos and transformation as she creates a different life for herself and her young daughter. It is the story of coming to terms with painful truths, of rebuilding both a life and an identity after betrayal and widowhood. It is a story of rebirth and happiness--if not perfection.
More Details
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 511c81e7-3c83-e6c3-a191-00e7c52bf6b7
Grouping Title perfection a memoir of betrayal and renewal
Grouping Author metz julie
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-07-02 04:48:56AM
Last Indexed 2019-07-23 04:51:47AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Metz, Julie.
author_display Metz, Julie
available_at_arlington Central
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Nonfiction
display_description Documents the author's journey of grief, betrayal, and healing after the sudden early death of her husband to a pulmonary embolism, an event that rendered her a single mother and led to the discovery that her husband had been having an affair throughout their marriage with one of her best friends.
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id 511c81e7-3c83-e6c3-a191-00e7c52bf6b7
isbn 9781401322557
item_details ils:.b13240249|.i14197248|Central Adult Nonfiction|306.736 METZ|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jan 21, 2018|can||
itype_arlington Hardback
last_indexed 2019-07-23T08:51:47.24Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 306.736 METZ
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9781401322557
publishDate 2009
record_details ils:.b13240249|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Hyperion,|[2009]|344 pages ; 22.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13240249 .i14197248 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet Adultery, Husband and wife, Marriage
title_display Perfection : a memoir of betrayal and renewal
title_full Perfection : a memoir of betrayal and renewal / Julie Metz
title_short Perfection :
title_sub a memoir of betrayal and renewal