Image of The Weight of Small Things


Image of The Weight of Small Things

Emmons is undoubtedly a wonderful storyteller, and readers will be drawn to her characters and their situations. It will not be hard to lose yourself in the drama and readers will be able to relate to two women who evaluate the effects of past decisions in present life. It is difficult to root for the main character, though, as some of the things that happen to her are due to her own selfishness.

Corrie Ann has a great husband and a job that she loves but she can’t stop thinking about her first love, Daniel. After missing her high school reunion, Daniel hunts Corrie Ann down and the two realize they have unresolved emotions between them. A one night stand puts her marriage, and the life she has crafted for herself, in jeopardy. Corrie Ann’s best friend Bryn is in an on-again, off-again relationship with a man who refuses to grow up. When Bryn finds herself pregnant, she relies on Corrie Ann and her friend Bob to help her with this new chapter in her life. (KENSINGTON, Apr., 352 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
B. Nakia Garner