The Odds: The Buffalo News Book Club, June 2014 Selection


Novel of couple’s critical Falls trip is Book Club June selection

A couple return to Niagara Falls in a desperate effort to save their marriage

You probably know a couple just like Art and Marion Fowler, the long-married, middle-aged pair whose complicated and unexpectedly tender story Stewart O’Nan tells in his novel “The Odds.”

You might even be just like Art and Marion Fowler.

As we meet them, they are financially battered and emotionally scarred, facing the loss of their house in Cleveland and the inevitable end of their lives together.

And yet they have the ability to take one more gamble, a desperate bet that just might save them.

Where better to throw their future on the line than a casino in Niagara Falls, Ont.?