Moving (a Life in Boxes)

Patrick Gabridge


Moving (a Life in Boxes)

Moving (a Life in Boxes)

  • Title: Moving (a Life in Boxes)
  • Author: Patrick Gabridge
  • ISBN: 9781494353292
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback



Jed and Lila are compulsive movers For them, moving boxes, packing tape, and open houses are the ultimate aphrodisiacs They meet on a moving day, Jed proposes on a moving day, and they end up moving 18 times in 18 years Moving defines their lives, their identities They move for fun, to recover from tragedy, and for new opportunities until Lila decides she wants them toJed and Lila are compulsive movers For them, moving boxes, packing tape, and open houses are the ultimate aphrodisiacs They meet on a moving day, Jed proposes on a moving day, and they end up moving 18 times in 18 years Moving defines their lives, their identities They move for fun, to recover from tragedy, and for new opportunities until Lila decides she wants them to put down roots, in Boston Lila s decision strains their marriage to its limits What once brought them together now drives them apart Jed, a computer programming wiz, takes off on a strange cross country odyssey as a hired hand on a moving van Nothing about his marriage or life makes sense any, and even his obsessive counting can t get his mind back on track Lila ends up in the hospital after accidentally cutting off her fingers she s a woodworking instructor and struggles to both recover and find her husband They both desperately search for a way back to each other that will make sense of how they ve changed since they first met and married Moving tells the story of a marriage challenged by wanderlust, obsession, infertility and adoption, and race Ultimately, Jed and Lila must find a combination of forgiveness and self compromise to have any hope of staying together.


Recent Comments "Moving (a Life in Boxes)"

I won this book as a FirstRead.Jed and Lila have spent their lives moving from place to place; in fact, Jed knew while dating that they were perfect for each other when he discovered that Lila had her own stash of moving boxes and packing tape. However, 18 years and 1 daughter later, Lila is ready to set down roots in their Boston neighborhood and refuses to move when Jed gets a job offer in Omaha. Unable to comprehend his wife's change of heart about constantly moving, Jed wanders around the co [...]

I received this book as part of a First Reads giveaway. I was drawn into the plot of Moving (a life in boxes) right from the very first pages. Usually you think of moving as something that causes people to grow apart, but in the case of Jed and Lila it seems to be what brought them together. The characters and plot are well developed and keep you engaged in the story. The author gives the characters clear voices and therefore allows you to see what motivates them to make certain decisions throu [...]

Worth the read just for the LFUI equation!


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