Book Review: Emily and Einstein by: Linda Francis Lee


St. Martin's Press

Publish Date:
March 1, 2011

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He was a man who didn't deserve a second chance. But he needed one…

Emily and her husband Sandy Portman seemed to live a gracious if busy life in an old-world, Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building.  But one night on the way to meet Emily, Sandy dies in a tragic accident.  The funeral isn't even over before Emily learns she is on the verge of being evicted from their apartment. But worse than the possibility of losing her home, Emily is stunned when she discovers that her marriage was made up of lies.

Suddenly Emily is forced on a journey to find out who her husband really was . . . all the while feeling that somehow he isn't really gone.  Angry, hurt, and sometimes betrayed by loving memories of the man she lost, Emily finds comfort in a scruffy dog named Einstein.  But is Einstein's seemingly odd determination that she save herself enough to make Emily confront her own past?  Can he help her find a future — even after she meets a new man?

Review: Emily and Einstein is a wonderful book - it made me laugh and cry (sometimes in the same sentence). Sandy was a real jerk and everyone seemed to know this but Emily. She didn't find out until it was too late to fix anything. Can Einstein help Emily through the loss of Sandy and into the next phase of her life...? I really enjoyed Emily and Einstein and I hope that you give it a try! You really get into the emotions and heart of the people in the novel and it's terrific that Ms. Lee has made it effortless to empathize with the characters. This is the first book I've read by Ms. Lee, but I promise that it won't be the last!!


  1. So glad to read your review and find that you liked it! It's on my list :-)

  2. This was also my first read by Linda Francis Lee and I LOVED it! I have never laughed or cried so much while reading a book.


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