Read Soulmates Online Free - A clever, timely novel about a marriage, and infidelity, the meaning of true spirituality, perception and reality from the author of Sad Desk Salad, in which a scorned ex-wife tries to puzzle out the pieces of her husband’s mysterious death at a yoga retreat and their life together.
It’s been two years since the divorce, and Dana has moved on. She’s killing it at her law firm, she’s never looked better, thanks to all those healthy meals she cooks, and she’s thrown away Ethan’s ratty old plaid recliner. She hardly thinks about her husband—ex-husband—anymore, or about how the man she’d known since college ran away to the Southwest with a yoga instructor, spouting spiritual claptrap that Dana still can’t comprehend.
But when she sees Ethan’s picture splashed across the front page of the New York Post—"Nama-Slay: Yoga Couple Found Dead in New Mexico Cave"—Dana discovers she hasn’t fully let go of Ethan or the past. The article implies that it was a murder-suicide, and Ethan’s to blame. How could the man she once loved so deeply be a killer? Restless to find answers that might help her finally to let go, Dana begins to dig into the mystery surrounding Ethan’s death. Sifting through the clues of his life, Dana finds herself back in the last years of their marriage . . . and discovers that their relationship—like Ethan’s death—wasn’t what it appeared to be.
A novel of marriage, meditation, and all the spaces in between, Soulmates is a page-turning mystery, a delicious satire of our feel-good spiritual culture, and a nuanced look at contemporary relationships by one of the sharpest writers working today.
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November 04, 2016
Soulmates by Jessica Grose is a 2016 William Morrow publication.
This is a quirky novel, not at all like what I was anticipating.
Several years back. Dana’s husband, Ethan, runs off with his yoga instructor, to live in a cult like environment, and make yoga videos for married couples.
But, when D...
October 13, 2016
Soulmates is a standalone, satirical mystery novel written by Jessica Grose. Through the use of satire, this story features elements of New Age spirituality, the yoga culture, meditation practices, and how a stereotypical cult may operate/manipulate. The whole subject felt like one big internal c...
February 04, 2017
i get the daily email newsletter the skimm & they recommended this book. yikes- i'm thinking they should stick to delivering the news.
July 09, 2017
I was looking for some summer reading that was light but still smart—a harder task than it should be, in my estimation. Jessica Grose is the editor of the weekly e-newsletter Lenny, which is usually very sharp and well-done, so I thought her second novel, Soulmates, might fit the bill. Unfortunat...
September 08, 2016
Meh. This one had a great potential and a fun plot but it didn't quite pull it off. I think what bothered me the most was the multiple 1st person narratives which all sounded the same (save for the dad) and Ethan's book about why he left Dana, which I just could not buy as anything other than a c...
July 16, 2017
What did I just read?
I don't even know. I'm somehow simultaneously bewildered, pissed, annoyed, and frustrated.
Dana is a lawyer who works 90 hours a week to support herself and her husband Ethan, who is doing a good job of not having a job. He's a creative type, waiting for inspiration by play...
November 16, 2016
This is the story of Dana, who sees her ex-husband on the front page of a newspaper, along with the woman he left her for. They're both dead, and Ethan is being blamed for it. Dana goes about exploring what happened, and setting things right: the end of her marriage, the end of Ethan's life, the...
April 18, 2017
I loved Soulmates especially the last chapter, I actually want to tell you what happens!! But I won't. The book is laid out kind of like a diary with each chapter being a different characters perspective and I'm learning that this is my favourite style of fiction. I read this book in a day and wo...
July 24, 2017
I just hope my friends and sister are a liiiiiittle more convincing/concerned if I ever decide to take a sabbatical to go investigate my dead estranged husband's murder-suicide in rural New Mexico at a New Age retreat center.
October 28, 2016
No. Just no.