Happens every day Author:isabel Gillies Gillies left her recurring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit to follow her poet-professor husband to Oberlin, Ohio, when he got a tenure-track position in the English department. She threw herself into caring for her two sons, renovating an old house and teaching drama part-timeóbut her idyllic life was shattered when her husband decided... more » he didn't want to be married anymoreóor at least, not married to Gillies. (He subsequently wed a fellow professor.) Gillies brings both humor and sorrow to the narration. Despite a tendency to trail off at the end of sentences, which leaves listeners straining to hear the completion of a thought, she gives a brave performance that will have her audience cheering as she pluckily reassembles the pieces of her broken life.
Isabel Gillies had a wonderful life - a handsome, intelligent husband; 2 toddlers; a beautiful house and the time and place to express all her ebullience, affection, and optimism. Suddenly, her husband Josiah, announced that he was leaving them.« less