When Judy's sister Tina Lee becomes engaged, the swirl of activity as they plan for the wedding jolts Judy out of her routine. She begins to realize that things aren't quite right in her life: her cozy trailer now seems shabby and small; a redecorating project rekindles her dream of a career in architecture; and just who was her husband kissing in the parking lot? As the full constellation of family, friends, and neighbors gathers, relationships change, secrets are revealed, and Judy must make choices that will guide her future and that of her family. Depicting the ties, joys, and burdens of family life with sympathy and humor, Something Blue is the story of a woman trying to reconcile freedom and love. A reading group guide is bound into the book.
A family portrait set in North Carolina on the eve of the wedding of narrator Judy Duncan's sister Tina Lee. Judy discovers at the reception that her own husband Hamp has been sleeping with Tina for years, and promptly confronts her sister with the news. Tina Lee falls into a suicidal depression, their father has a stroke, and the entire family collapses into opposing camps.
- Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Family + Friendship, General, Love + Relationships + Sex, Psychology, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Stages of Life, Settings
- May 1, 2000
- May 1, 2000
- Jean Christopher Spaugh