George and Lizzie

Nancy Pearl


Reviewed by Antonia P. Sani

George and Lizzie have a radically different understanding of what love and marriage should be. George grew up in a warm and loving family – his father was an orthodontist, his mother a stay-at home mom. Lizzie, meanwhile, grew up as the only child of two famous psychologists who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love.

Over the course of their marriage, nothing has changed George is happy, Lizzie remains…unfulfilled. When a shameful secret from Lizzie’s past resurfaces, she’ll need to face her fears in order to accept the true nature of the relationship that she and George have spent over a decade building together.

With pitch perfect prose, generous servings of compassion and humour to spare, George and Lizzie makes for an intimate story about new and past loves, the scars of childhood and the defining moments of an imperfect marriage.