“Someone to Watch Over Me”

Bausch, Richard. “Someone to Watch Over Me.” The Stories of Richard Bausch. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2003.

Reason read: June is short story month

“Someone to Watch Over Me” is like a slow moving train wreck. From the moment the story begins one can tell it is not going to end well…for anyone. Ted and Marlee are celebrating their one year anniversary at a restaurant Ted’s ex-wife recommended. Ted’s mistake number one is telling Marlee it was Tilly’s choice in the first place. Mistake number two was waiting until they were in the parking lot of said recommendation before sharing that tidbit. Mistake number three, the killing blow, was Ted actually taking Marlee there at all. Both spouses have a skewed idea of what it means to take care of the other.

Author fact: Richard Bausch is the twin brother of author Robert Bausch.

Book trivia: There are 42 stories in The Stories of Richard Bausch.

BookLust Twist: from More Book Lust in the chapter called “Good Things Come in Small Packages” (p 102).

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