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By Kylie Ladd

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Publisher: Doubleday
Publication Date: 2010-06-09
Number of Pages: 306
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books

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"That's the object approximately falling.  It doesn't move on indefinitely, and it infrequently ends well . . . "
In her page-turning fiction debut, neuropsychologist Kylie Ladd can provide a searing portrait of 2 marriages united and betrayed by means of friendship.
"I have been married 3 years whilst I fell in love," starts off Kate, a firecracker of a lady who inspiration she'd stumbled on the yin to her yang in Cary, her brilliant and adoring husband.  for his or her good friend Luke-a charismatic copywriter who loves girls and a spotlight in equivalent degree, and ideally together-life has been greater than candy beside Cressida, the dutiful pediatric oncologist who stole his heart.  but if a fanciful flirtation among Kate and Luke becomes anything way more harmful, the foursome should be irrevocably intertwined by means of greater than simply their shared history. 
After the Fall follows the starting place and fallout of the main passionate of affairs in the course of the eyes of all 4 characters, unveiling the misunderstandings and unstated wishes that lie underneath our look for love and connection.  The narrative strikes easily among previous and current, portray a nostalgic photo of the 2 marriages at their such a lot idealistic-the designated second while like grew to become to love-and at their such a lot volatile.  because of the boundless compassion with which Ladd attracts her characters, one can't support yet root for them as they strive against among newfound hope and remembrances of time earlier, all of the whereas spinning towards an inevitable end.
Steeped in mental perception and uncooked emotion, After the Fall is an unsettling novel of the numerous methods we like and damage every one other.

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They harm people to help themselves. As for wisdom, Carneades ‘wished us to see’ that the man who stays mum over copper, slave or house is not wise (sapiens) but smart (callidus et astutus). Dumb animals can be smart too. Wisdom is something else: it is intelligence applied either to doing good and right or to refraining from unsound words and deeds. That is why a wise man does not seek profit, but is sociable and generous, herein displaying his kinship with God. Finally there are the consequences of virtuous action to be considered.

Clarke (1974) is an excellent commentary on this work. Lactant_01_Intro 14 10/19/03, 15:16 INTRODUCTION 15 entirely neglectful of the common man. 40 Cicero, his favourite author, is presented as both philosopher and orator. The relative sidelining of the vulgus in Lactantius is not unconnected with the fact that his target audience are docti, learned pagans, rather than the mass of indocti. 41 When it comes to divine testimony, Lactantius makes a decisive move away from scriptural authority, specifically the prophets, early in Book 1.

23; c. Faust. 15 (Manichees use Hermes, among other authorities). 55 See Fontaine (1978); Guillaumin (1978). 1, 335–472 (Collins). 6ff. 57 See Rut. Nam. Red. , 55ff. (Stilicho’s act a worse crime than Nero’s matricide). 17. 26–30; Origen, c. Cels. 53; cf. 62. Lactant_01_Intro 17 10/19/03, 15:16 18 LACTANTIUS: DIVINE INSTITUTES Lactantius uses the Sibylline Oracles extensively. There are 57 citations of one or more verses. Moreover, 37 citations appear in Books 4 and 7 where Lactantius is expounding Christian doctrine, and might have been expected to have used the testimony of Scripture almost exclusively.

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