Marry or Burn by Valerie Trueblood is a collection of stories about mostly troubled marriages. While the writing style had a lyrical quality, the stories were sometimes confusing and hard to follow. I was beginning to wonder if I could make it though the entire collection but I did find the last story ‘Beloved, You Looked Into Space’ as the best one of the lot, so if you are a purist and feel you must read every story in a collection, then at least you can look forward to the best for last. Otherwise, I'd say don't feel bad if you want to give up early on a few and head right for page 243. Life is short.