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Black and Blue is a 1998 novel by Anna Quindlen, and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in April 1998. For eighteen years, Fran Benedetto kept her secret.

Black and Blue is a 1998 novel by Anna Quindlen, and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in April 1998. And stayed with Bobby because she wanted her son to have a father.

Black and Blue is enormously readabl. .Like her columns, Quindlen’s novels are written with intelligence, clarity and heartrending directness. This portrait of a battered woman is intimate and illuminating and, as is true of most anything Quindlen writes, well worth the read. A gut wrenche. nother stunner.

Anna Quindlen is the author of two bestselling novels, Object Lessons and One True Thing. Black and Blue: A Novel Oprah's book club. Her New York Times column "Public & Private" won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992, and a selection of these columns was published as Thinking Out Loud. She is also the author of a collection of her "Life in the 30's" columns, Living Out Loud, and two children's books, The Tree That Came to Stay and Happily Ever After.

400 quotes from Anna Quindlen: 'Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. And then there were books, a kind of parallel universe in which anything might happen and frequently did, a universe in which I might be a newcomer but was never really a stranger. They are the destination, and the journey. 'The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

In Anna Quindlen's third novel, Black and Blue, the former New York Times columnist has caught the evil essence

And the same will be said about Black and Blue, a brilliant novel of suspense, substance, and importance. In Anna Quindlen's third novel, Black and Blue, the former New York Times columnist has caught the evil essence. If its moment should prove to be right (a long shot, to be sure), the novel is good enough to become to domestic violence what Uncle Tom's Cabin was to slavery - a morally crystallizing act of propaganda that works because it has the ring of truth.

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A nurse escapes her abusive husband, a New York policeman, taking their son with her to Florida. She assumes a new identity and even finds romance, but there is a price, the 10-year-old boy misses his father and she lives in constant fear the father will find them, which he does. The novel analyzes why abused women wait so long to make their break.

Oprah Book Club® Selection, April 1998: "The first time my husband hit me I was nineteen years old," begins Fran Benedetto, the broken heroine of Anna Quindlen's Black and Blue

Oprah Book Club® Selection, April 1998: "The first time my husband hit me I was nineteen years old," begins Fran Benedetto, the broken heroine of Anna Quindlen's Black and Blue. With one sweeping sentence, the door to an abused and tortured world is swung wide open and the psyche of a crushed and tattered self-image exposed. YA?This powerfully written story grips readers from the very first page. Fran and Bobby are crazy about one another from the moment they first meet, but his violent nature reveals itself even before they are married.

Always insightful, rooted in. Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City. Anna Quindlen first visited London from a chair in her suburban Philadelphia home-in one of her beloved childhood mystery novels

Black and Blue" is a 1998 novel by Anna Quindlen, and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in April 1998. In this novel the main character, Fran Bennetto, suffers through the domestic abuse of her husband and local police officer, Bobby Benetto.

Black and Blue" is a 1998 novel by Anna Quindlen, and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in April 1998. Château du Plessis-Bourré. Look at other dictionaries: Black and Blue (disambiguation) - Black and Blue may refer to: Bruising of a person s fleshBlack and Blue may also refer to:Film and television Black and Blue (film), a 1999 TV Movie starring Mary Stuart Masterson Black and Blue (TV.

With this stunning novel about a woman and a marriage that begins in passion and becomes violent, the Pulitzer Prize--winning journalist and bestselling author of One True Thing and Object Lessons moves to a new dimension as a writer of superb fiction. "If literature were judged solely by its ability to elicit strong emotions," Kirkus Reviews said about One True Thing, "columnist-cum-novelist Quindlen would win another Pulitzer."  And the same will be said about Black and Blue, a brilliant novel of suspense, substance, and importance.In Black and Blue, Fran Benedetto tells a spellbinding story: how at nineteen she fell in love with Bobby Benedetto, how their passionate marriage became a nightmare, why she stayed, and what happened on the night she finally decided to run away with her ten-year-old son and start a new life under a new name. Living in fear in Florida--yet with increasing confidence, freedom, and hope--Fran unravels the complex threads of family, identity, and desire that shape a woman's life, even as she begins to create a new one. As Fran starts to heal from the pain of the past, she almost believes she has escaped it--that Bobby Benedetto will not find her and again provoke the complex combustion between them of attraction and destruction, lust and love.Black and Blue is a beautifully written, heart-stopping story in which Anna Quindlen writes with power, wisdom, and humor about the real lives of men and women, the varieties of people and love, the bonds between mother and child, the solace of family and friendship, the inexplicable feelings between people who are passionately connected in ways they don't understand. It is a remarkable work of fiction by the writer whom Alice Hoffman has called "a national treasure."

I usually lose myself in Anna Quindlen's books..this one not so much. While the story started out grabbing my attention, about half way through I tired of the repetition of events and was hoping for a wrap up sooner than it happened. I had to make myself finish the book (skimming over parts). SPOILER: the ending was a bit quick and none too happy. Never saw that coming. I know people in abusive relationships, and most of the men are not as intelligent as this dude - would never think through the situation enough to devise this intricate of a plan. Most abusers I have known, are just plain mean and not too smart.
I picked up this novel at my library, they give away battered books and I thought this look pretty decent, as usual I went in with no prior knowledge of the story. I was pleasantly surprised, not impressed but I liked it. It reminded me of watching Lifetime movies with my mom when I was a kid.

Black and Blue is the story of a headstrong nurse, after years of beatings she becomes frail and afraid of her own shadow but mostly of her husband. One day she finally has enough of the beatings after her husband made it clear that she couldn't escape, couldn't call the police, there was nothing she could do to protect herself of her son except escape and never look back. She does so, through a lady protection agency that relocates her to a small town with a new name, and hair color. During this time she struggles to let her son know that this is best, that she lied when she said she had accidents for so many years. Can either of them heal or stay hidden?

I think most woman at some point in their lives find themselves afraid that they are going to become one of those battered and broken woman we are always hearing about and seeing on the news. I have had this fear a few times but most of us tell ourselves that we have better taste then that, that the wife beaters can be spotted at long range. This book shows you that that is far from the truth, and honestly might bring you that age old fear of marrying someone who beats you.

This story has perfect pacing, we see Frances slowly become Beth as she struggles to find the real person behind the cowering woman that her husband buried so many years before. The story also takes place in a little over a year, and the pacing of the book makes it feel like a year, you can see slow love forming, friendships getting stronger, and even see changes in the way they live their lives.

Along with the pacing I must compliment the author on the character development, the characters are skillfully become whole even if they don't quite know it themselves. Even before this their personalities were all down packed, but it was nice to see them grow into more likeable characters, who take less of others s***.

I grew up watching Lifetime movies with my mom, so I don't mind that this was a written version of a Lifetime movie, I noticed that some people found it annoying but I liked it. They also made this into a Lifetime movie so I'll be watching that, I hope it's as good as this book.
I bought this book because I am taking the James Patterson Writers Course and I wanted a quick sample of his work. I'd not read him before but I knew he sold a lot of book -- well more books than any one else! In his course he says, you can't surprise the reader enough and keep the chapters short to one scene, and have every scene move the story along, don't give the reader a rest, also make the copy emotional so the reader feels the story as well as reads it.

Well this book does everything Patterson says to do. Maybe even more so. It's almost as the co-author wanted to be 'more royal than the King'. Indeed, Patterson is so clear as to what he wants in a story, that if you can give it to him, you are going to get along great with him as a co-author.

So I bought this book and five more Bookshots titles when they were on sale for just 99 cents or 1.99 for a day or two. They are all on my Kindle and my plan was to read the first page of each of the books as I was working on opening sentences in the course, the hook as writers call it, and I started to read "Black & Blue", and I could not put it down after the first page, really after the first two sentences, so I went on to read the whole book.

Patterson knows what he is doing. These pages almost turn themselves. It's like everything in the story is structured to make the reader turn the page. Patterson says the writer has to keep raising questions in the reader's mind that he or she just must have answered and this the book does this in spades. So the book gets 5 stars for what it is: a short novel thriller you can't easily put down. This is the kind of read that you either want at a given time or not. It's like being on a European Bus tour where the ads say, "See 32 countries in 7 days"... well, you will but you'll be worn out and it happened in such a flux of impressions, you'll long to come back and spend time in the places you found most interesting. Usually I'd rather spend 32 days seeing 7 countries which I think should equate to Patterson's long novels. I have a few of those to read as well.

I can say this, Patterson is the real deal, he does what he says and what he says works the way he teaches it will. I do like a slower pace novel with a little time to smell the roses along the way but not always! It's nice to know that when I want a rollercoaster ride full of fast paced thrills, Patterson is there to deliver.

P.S. I am going to wait to start reading those other four Bookshots until I'm ready stop everything else and just read for a few hours. Sometimes you want a book you can put down -- like when you read at night before going to sleep.