Ordinary Hazards by Anna Bruno

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 NovellaFiction

About The Book

Emma has settled into her hometown bar for the evening. It was in this very room that she met Lucas a few years back, on a blind date. Nine months ago,
in unimaginable circumstances, they divorced.
As Emma listens to the locals’ banter, key facts about her life story begin to emerge and the past comes bearing down on her like a freight train.
A powerhouse in the business world, why has she ended up here, now a regular in the last bar on the edge of a small town? What is she running away from? And what is she willing to give up in order to recapture the love she has lost?
As Emma teeters on the edge of oblivion, becoming more booze-soaked by the hour, her night begins to spin out of control with shocking results.


My Thoughts

A deep and moving story about life, love and friendship; the baggage we all wear inside but keep hidden from our loved ones till the truth comes out. Ready?
This is an emotional book, you’ll feel compelled to keep reading till the end. The story, based in a bar, is like seeing all the lives of the people of the small village in your own eyes, who keep sharing their problems while they drink.
I have never been a big fan of alcohol, but in this case it is an important part of the story, we see how people, as they keep drinking the walls, they always keep falling down making them more eager to talk about the problems or lies they are hiding. I suppose that’s what made this book so addictive, it felt real, like a scene that you can see on your life but more detailed and knowing all the characters involved.
I haven’t read any of the previous book of Anna Bruno, but I really liked the way she made me feel during this story, the reflection of our lives in the story and the realness of characters.
The story is told between the past and the present, how Emma, the main character, spends a night remembering her past and watching the people around her during one night.
This is a book to take a deep breath and think, your life, choices and future; a book that you will keep remembering for a long time. Ready?


About The Author

Anna Bruno is a writer and business communications instructor at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, where she coaches MBAs on developing and delivering presentations. Previously, Anna managed public relations and marketing for technology and financial services companies in Silicon Valley.
She holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, an MBA from Cornell University and a BA from Stanford University.