Near the end of Helen Schulman's new novel, successful (by all accounts) wife and mother Lizzie Bergamot says to her husband, Richard, "I know it sounds ungrateful, and I am not ungrateful. I am very, very grateful…it's just that this beautiful life…I can't manage it."
"Reading this book feels a bit like wandering, tipsy, into a high school party. Fast-paced, heady, even a little disorienting, THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE rockets forward at a pace that some readers...may find unsettling. But that's kind of the point..."
"This beautiful life," which is, of course, als