Kathleen Recommends

From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending comes this novel about a young man becoming enmeshed in a May-December love affair. Paul is recalling how in the 1960s—as a 19-year-old looking to escape living with his parents—he fell for a married 48-year-old woman looking to escape her loveless and abusive marriage. Told in three parts covering a decade, Paul grows and evolves slowly while trying to maneuver the discovery and subsequent pain and anguish of loving someone with a severe addiction. An excellent book group choice for people who love Barnes. His prose is beautiful, as are his details in this character study. A sobering story with themes of love, loss, addiction, and self-preservation.

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ISBN: 9780525521211
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 17th, 2018

From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending, a novel about a young man on the cusp of adulthood and a woman who has long been there, a love story shot through with sheer beauty, profound sadness, and deep truth.

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ISBN: 9781250121004
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Published: St. Martin's Press - August 9th, 2016


The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

"A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night." --Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl

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ISBN: 9781101948002
Availability: Special Order
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 2nd, 2016

From the best-selling author of Bright Lights, Big City: a sexy, vibrant, cross-generational New York story--a literary and commercial triumph of the highest order.