The Weight of Small Things

The Weight of Small Things From The Acclaimed Author Of Prayers And Lies And The Sometimes Daughter Comes An Emotional, Compelling, And Ultimately Uplifting Novel That Explores The Fragility And Resilience Of Love And The Decisions, Large And Small, That Determine Not Just Who We Are, But Who We Want To BeCorrie Phillips Has An Enviable Life Even If It S Not Quite The One She Wanted She Enjoys Working At Her University Alumni Magazine, Her House Is Beautiful, And Her Husband, Mark, Is Attentive, Handsome, And Wealthy But After Years Of Frustration And Failed Attempts, Corrie Is Desperate For A Child And Haunted By The Choices In Her Past A Decade Ago, Just After College, Corrie S Boyfriend Daniel Left Town, Intent On Saving The World Even If It Meant Breaking Corrie S Heart Now He S Returned, And Despite Her Misgivings, Corrie Feels Drawn To Him Again But The Emotions That Overwhelm Her May Put Her Marriage And Her Secure, Stable Life At Risk Faced With An Unexpected Choice, Corrie Must Unravel Illusion From Reality At Last And Weigh What She Most Needs Against What Her Heart Has Always Wanted

Sherri Wood Emmons is a freelance writer and editor Prayers and Lies is her first work of fiction She is a graduate of Earlham College and the University of Denver Publishing Institute A mother of three, she lives in Indiana with her husband, two fat beagles, and four spoiled cats.

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  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • The Weight of Small Things
  • Sherri Wood Emmons
  • English
  • 11 October 2017
  • 9780758280435

10 thoughts on “The Weight of Small Things

  1. says:

    The Weight of Small Things by Sherri Wood Emmons tells the story of Corrie Phillips Corrie lives a enviable life with her handsome, wealthy husband Mark The only thing she s missing of course is the baby When news of Corrie s ten year reunion arrives so does the arrival of her college ex boyfriend Haunted by the memories of her past she agrees to meet her ex boyfriend for better or worse.I enjoyed this book for the most part A couple of the characters are quirky and fun Actually most of them complete each other For a book that s mainly about the choices we make large or small, I felt that a few of them made bad decisions I expected them to make better choices but I understand that in order for the characters to progress and evolve, these bad decisions needed to be made Emmons does a great job at character development I felt that I knew each character and they were all believeable Even when I was annoyed by them I still cared about how things would turn out This is a story about love and how fragile it can be It s also about the weight of the decisions we do or don t make and how those decisions affect our lives If I had to say anything negative about this book it s that I found our protagonist a little ironic.In conclusion, I felt that this novel is worth a read for all those women s literature lovers It s a story about love, fidelity, choices, and forgiveness It s a quick, smooth read that is engaging and interesting.

  2. says:

    I wouldn t recommend this book Almost all of the characters are flat, especially the men That makes it really hard to understand the women s choices I don t mind flat characters in chick lit or horror books, but I do in serious novels that are trying to examine the human experience.The title doesn t make sense It s not a small choice to choose to cheat on your husband, or to leave your spouse, or to file for divorce, etc These are big choices that may be poorly made in a moment of rage or sorrow, sure, but they are not small choices.The plot was really predictable, except for some random and convenient crap the author throws in toward the end so she can tie up all the loose ends in a neat but unbelievable way.I feel like the author s target audience was folks in their 30s or 40s who have experienced a mid life crisis, and she s expecting them to fill in all the gaps in her writing with their own experiences and knowledge I only gave it two stars because I was vaguely curious enough to finish the novel, mainly to see if anything else was revealed about these people.If you place this novel side by side with any of Wally Lamb s books, you can see a significant difference in the character development Lamb s characters feel like real people Many of his books are also depressing, but they feel worthwhile This was just. depressing There was no takeaway.

  3. says:

    Her 3rd published book, but the first one she wrote and you can tell The other two were well written, and this was not Don t waste your time.

  4. says:

    I don t have too much to say about this one Not my kind of book The plot lines were depressing and ridiculous Hard to take the main character seriously with the name Coriander Bliss I am supposed to believe her mother was prone to whimsy, but mostly she is described as an abusive drunk What s worse than the character s name Her deadbeat ex fiance calling her Corrie Andy Maybe it s me, but that made me cringe every time I read it Not sure who this book is for There is a lot of kissing on the forehead , though everyone in the book, it seems, is pregnant Everything is neatly tied up in the end, if you like that sort of thing and I might have been happy if I cared about any of the characters, but honestly, I was just glad to finish it.

  5. says:

    I loved this book It s a slice of life style story, looking at Bryn and Corrie as their worlds totally change in their early 30 s There are a few things that happen that seem a bit crazy, but it s all realistic, and plausible There was sadness and hope and a whole range of emotions in between I highly recommend any book I ve written by this author, and this one is no exception It s not as heartbreaking as her other books, but it s just as real and hearttouching.

  6. says:

    2.5 stars Just a little too much drama for me.

  7. says:

    I read this entire book because the story was just interesting enough to keep going However, it was kind of a hate read The vast majority of the characters in this book are flat and underdeveloped Corrie the main character cries on every page Seriously almost every page ends with her sitting down and crying And her love interests are her flat boring husband or her creepy can t take no for an answer ex Yuck Only Bryn and Bob were worth reading about and even then it still felt like a story line from Days of Our Lives.

  8. says:

    I think I got this book for like a dollar, years ago, when I had nothing to read Recently I was unable to get to my library, and can t stand not having a book to read, so I picked this up It is really. predictable and the characters aren t very complex or interesting. But I found myself wanting to keep reading it It s rather silly, and there aren t any real surprises, but for some reason, I read all, like, 384 pages It wasn t awful I d give it 2.8 stars if I had that option I ve definitely read worse. I just wouldn t call it a good book.

  9. says:

    This book was predictable and I found myself very disappointed in the main character s decisions But, I understood them I think that is what is so frightening The author describes the title as seemingly inconsequential decisions, or non decisions, adding up and changing us I find this concept terrifying and true Although all worked out in the end, for so many, it doesn t happen that way I stayed up way to late reading this book, but I couldn t put it down.

  10. says:

    Corrie has a good life and is happily married However, she desperately wants a baby She is haunted by something that happened in her past and fears that God is punishing her now and that s why she isn t getting pregnant This is also starting to take a tole on her marriage.Then in walks Daniel, Corrie s ex boyfriend, from ten years ago She thought she would marry him at one time.I don t want to say too much to give away what happens, but wrong decisions are made What I liked about this book, even as I was shaking my head telling the character that was a bad idea, that they are flawed Humans are not perfect, we make mistakes, and this book is filled with those flawed, realistic characters People make mistake, and they are okay, the characters turned it around and made the best out of it.This is the second book I have read by this author, and I think the library had a couple by her that I will be reading sometime in the future.More of my book reviews can be found at

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