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ISBN13: 9780399159107
ISBN10: 039915910x
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Check out the #1 New York Times bestseller Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, called “a surefire hit” by Entertainment Weekly.

 

"The secrets burrowed in this seemingly placid small town...are so suburban noir they would make David Lynch clap with glee...[Moriarty] is a fantastically nimble writer, so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly; even the big reveal in the final pages feels earned and genuinely shocking.” —Entertainment Weekly

"Reading one [of Liane Moriarty's novels] is a bit like drinking a pink cosmo laced with arsenic... [BIG LITTLE LIES] is a fun, engaging and sometimes disturbing read” –USA Today

Sometimes its the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . . .

 
A murder… . . . a tragic accident… . . . or just parents behaving badly?  

Whats indisputable is that someone is dead.  

But who did what?

 

Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:
 
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. Shes funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madelines youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madelines teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madelines ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldnt be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.

 
New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

 

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

Review:

"In Moriarty's intriguing follow-up to What Alice Forgot, Ellen O'Farrell is a hypnotherapist in Australia who becomes romantically involved with Patrick, a single father and widower with a troubling secret: he has a stalker — ex-girlfriend Saskia. Instead of being disturbed, Ellen is curious about Saskia, wondering who she is, why she's stalking Patrick, and if she, Ellen, could ever love anyone enough to stalk them for three years. Soon, Ellen discovers more than she was expecting: after three months of dating, she's pregnant with Patrick's child; Patrick wants to get married; and Saskia has been a patient of hers (under a pseudonym) since Ellen started her relationship with Patrick. Ellen and Patrick (and his son Jack) move in together, but Saskia doesn't stop, a problem abetted by Ellen's inquisitiveness and frustration about Patrick's comparisons of Ellen to his dead wife, Colleen. As Saskia's antics become increasingly aggressive, Ellen soon realizes that their bizarre situation has crossed into dangerous territory. Ellen's voice is compelling and believable, and readers will appreciate Moriarty's deft conveyance of a potentially trite topic into the realm of good storytelling. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

“In The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty has created a contemporary Pandora whose dilemma is spellbinding.  Shocking, complex and thought-provoking, this is a story reading groups will devour.  A knockout!" —Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author

At the heart of The Husbands Secret is a letter thats not meant to be read

My darling Cecilia, if youre reading this, then Ive died. . . .

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .

Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—shes an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husbands secret.

Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses—and, ultimately, ourselves. 

Synopsis:

At the heart of The Husbands Secret is a letter

thats not meant to be read

My darling Cecilia, if youre reading this, then Ive died. . . .

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .

Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—shes an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husbands secret.

Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses—and, ultimately, ourselves. 

About the Author

Liane Moriarty is the author of What Alice Forgot (Amy Einhorn Books, June 2011) and two other novels, Three Wishes and The Last Anniversary, both of which were published around the world and translated into seven languages. She is also the author of the Nicola Berry series for children. Liane lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two small, noisy children. 

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Bookwomyn, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Bookwomyn)
This is my kind of book. From page one I was interested and made excuses to sit down and read far too often. Moriarty's prose is uncomplicated and the story is *very* different. She's Australian - which was interesting for me. Not many Australian authors have best selling books so I figured she must be something special. She is. It is the first book of hers that I've read but I'll remedy that soon. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399159107
Publisher:
Putnam Adult
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Author:
Moriarty, Liane
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140729
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
includes a readers guide and a teaser
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 480 pages Amy Einhorn Books - English 9780399159107 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Moriarty's intriguing follow-up to What Alice Forgot, Ellen O'Farrell is a hypnotherapist in Australia who becomes romantically involved with Patrick, a single father and widower with a troubling secret: he has a stalker — ex-girlfriend Saskia. Instead of being disturbed, Ellen is curious about Saskia, wondering who she is, why she's stalking Patrick, and if she, Ellen, could ever love anyone enough to stalk them for three years. Soon, Ellen discovers more than she was expecting: after three months of dating, she's pregnant with Patrick's child; Patrick wants to get married; and Saskia has been a patient of hers (under a pseudonym) since Ellen started her relationship with Patrick. Ellen and Patrick (and his son Jack) move in together, but Saskia doesn't stop, a problem abetted by Ellen's inquisitiveness and frustration about Patrick's comparisons of Ellen to his dead wife, Colleen. As Saskia's antics become increasingly aggressive, Ellen soon realizes that their bizarre situation has crossed into dangerous territory. Ellen's voice is compelling and believable, and readers will appreciate Moriarty's deft conveyance of a potentially trite topic into the realm of good storytelling. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

“In The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty has created a contemporary Pandora whose dilemma is spellbinding.  Shocking, complex and thought-provoking, this is a story reading groups will devour.  A knockout!" —Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author

At the heart of The Husbands Secret is a letter thats not meant to be read

My darling Cecilia, if youre reading this, then Ive died. . . .

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .

Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—shes an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husbands secret.

Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses—and, ultimately, ourselves. 

"Synopsis" by ,

At the heart of The Husbands Secret is a letter

thats not meant to be read

My darling Cecilia, if youre reading this, then Ive died. . . .

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .

Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—shes an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husbands secret.

Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses—and, ultimately, ourselves. 

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