Isabel Gillies had a wonderful life—a handsome, intelligent,
loving husband who was a professor; two glorious toddlers; a beautiful house in
their Midwestern college town; the time and place to express all her ebullience
and affection and optimism. Suddenly, the life Isabel had made crumbled. Her
husband, Josiah, announced that he was leaving her and their two young sons. “Happens
every day,” said a friend.
Far from a self-pitying diatribe, Happens Every Day reads
like an intimate conversation between friends. It is a dizzyingly can-did,
compulsively readable, ultimately redemptive story about love, marriage,
family, heartbreak, and the unexpected turns of a life. On the one hand,
reading this book is like watching a train wreck. On the other hand, as Gillies
herself says, it is about trying to light a candle instead of cursing the
darkness, and loving your life even if it has slipped away. Download and start listening now!