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ISBN10: 0143120492
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A bittersweet tale of love and longing from the bestselling author of Last Night at the Lobster.

Once again making the ordinary and overlooked not merely visible but vital to understanding our own lives, Stewart O'Nan confirms his position as an American master with Emily, Alone. A sequel to the bestselling, much-beloved Wish You Were Here, O'Nan's intimate novel follows Emily Maxwell, a widow whose grown children have long departed. She dreams of visits from her grandchildren while mourning the turnover of her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood. When her sister-in-law and sole companion, Arlene, faints at their favorite breakfast buffet, Emily's life changes in unexpected ways. As she grapples with her new independence, she discovers a hidden strength and realizes that life always offers new possibilities.

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"This exquisite novel plumbs an interior landscape rarely explored in literature — that of a sharp 80-year-old American woman watching the contours of her quiet life grow ever narrower. Emily Maxwell, introduced in O'Nan's Wish You Were Here (2003), is a compellingly old-fashioned character — wry, unsentimental, resourceful, self-critical and stalwart, even as her life fills with loss." Macleans

Synopsis:

A bittersweet tale of love and longing from the bestselling author of Last Night at the Lobster.

Once again making the ordinary and overlooked not merely visible but vital to understanding our own lives, Stewart O'Nan confirms his position as an American master with Emily, Alone. A sequel to the bestselling, much-beloved Wish You Were Here, O'Nan's intimate novel follows Emily Maxwell, a widow whose grown children have long departed. She dreams of visits from her grandchildren while mourning the turnover of her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood. When her sister-in-law and sole companion, Arlene, faints at their favorite breakfast buffet, Emily's life changes in unexpected ways. As she grapples with her new independence, she discovers a hidden strength and realizes that life always offers new possibilities.

About the Author

Stewart O'Nan is the author of a dozen award-winning novels, including Snow Angels, A Prayer for the Dying, and The Good Wife, as well as several works of nonfiction, including, with Stephen King, the bestselling Faithful. He lives in Pittsburgh.

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goonasgal, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by goonasgal)
A beauty of a book. The detail of an ordinary life so perfectly portrayed honestly took my breath away. You find yourself caring deeply for this immediately recognizable woman and prompted me to look at the everyday details of life in a new way. What more can one ask of a book?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143120490
Author:
O'Nan, Stewart
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Stewart
Author:
O'Nan
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.03 x 5.4 x 0.65 in 0.51 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 272 pages Penguin (Non-Classics) - English 9780143120490 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This exquisite novel plumbs an interior landscape rarely explored in literature — that of a sharp 80-year-old American woman watching the contours of her quiet life grow ever narrower. Emily Maxwell, introduced in O'Nan's Wish You Were Here (2003), is a compellingly old-fashioned character — wry, unsentimental, resourceful, self-critical and stalwart, even as her life fills with loss."
"Synopsis" by ,

A bittersweet tale of love and longing from the bestselling author of Last Night at the Lobster.

Once again making the ordinary and overlooked not merely visible but vital to understanding our own lives, Stewart O'Nan confirms his position as an American master with Emily, Alone. A sequel to the bestselling, much-beloved Wish You Were Here, O'Nan's intimate novel follows Emily Maxwell, a widow whose grown children have long departed. She dreams of visits from her grandchildren while mourning the turnover of her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood. When her sister-in-law and sole companion, Arlene, faints at their favorite breakfast buffet, Emily's life changes in unexpected ways. As she grapples with her new independence, she discovers a hidden strength and realizes that life always offers new possibilities.

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