Picks and Pans Review: Happens Every Day

updated 03/30/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 03/30/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

by Isabel Gillies |

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REVIEWED BY MOIRA BAILEY

MEMOIR
Not long after actress Isabel Gillies (Law & Order) finds her poet-professor husband lovingly decorating the bathroom with family photos, her marriage is down the toilet—flushed by an Audrey Hepburn-esque lit teacher who's harnessed "Josiah"'s heart in breakneck pentameter. The other woman's take on dads who leave their families: "It happens every day." Gillies (now happily remarried) movingly evokes the salt-on-wound sadness of loving a spouse turned stranger.

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