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You Are the Love of My Life: A Novel : A Novel
Spare, elegant and absolutely riveting. . . . Cancel those dinner plansyoull want to keep reading.Joanna Powell, PeopleIt is 1973 and Watergate is on everyones lips. Lucy Painter is achildren's book illustrator and a single mother of two. She leaves New York andthe married father of her children to live in a tightly knit Washingtonneighborhood in the house where she grew up andwhere she discovered her fathers suicide. Lucyhopes for a fresh start, but her life is full of secrets: her children knownothing of her fathers death or the identity of their ownfather. As the new neighbors enter their insular lives, her familyssafety and stability become threatened.
From a writer whose uniquepresentation of human experience makes reading a delight (Elizabeth Strout), You Are the Love ofMy Life is a story of howshame leads to secrets, secrets to lies, and how lies stand in the way of humanconnection.
"The corrosive power of family secrets is at the heart of this gripping tale-a beautifully written page-turner that kept me in its thrall until the very end." - Dani Shapiro "Susan Shreve is a terrific storyteller who always brings her characters to vivid, sympathetic life. You Are the Love of my Life is my favorite of her books." - Hilma Wolitzer "With her engaging tale and prose as fluid as Sue Miller's or Anna Quindlen's, if quirkier, Shreve hits the commercial bull's eye." - Kirkus Reviews "Starred review. Handles complex themes of identity, loyalty, privacy, and commitment with finesse, delicacy, and insight . . . a worthy book club recommendation." - Booklist "The high price of a truth concealed is at the center of this remarkable, ultimately hopeful novel. Susan Shreve reveals her characters and their lives with empathy, wisdom, and, best of all, not a whiff of condescension ." - Ron Rash "Graceful moments of connection nestled within tales of discord and deception . . . subtly convincing." - Washington Post
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W. W. Norton & Company
August 19, 2012
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