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Publisher Comments:

From the acclaimed author of How to Be Lost comes a gorgeous new novel about love, memory, and motherhood.

Nadine Morgan travels the world as a journalist, covering important events, following dangerous leads, and running from anything that might tie her down. Since an assignment in Cape Town ended in tragedy and regret, Nadine has not returned to South Africa, or opened her heart–until she hears the story of Jason Irving.

Jason, an American student, was beaten to death by angry local youths at the height of the apartheid era. Years later, his mother is told that Jason’s killers have applied for amnesty. Jason’s parents pack their bags and fly from Nantucket to Cape Town. Filled with rage, Jason's mother resolves to fight the murderers' pleas for forgiveness.

As Nadine follows the Irvings to beautiful, ghost-filled South Africa, she is flooded with memories of a time when the pull toward adventure and intrigue left her with a broken heart. Haunted by guilt and a sense of remorse, and hoping to lose herself in her coverage of the murder trial, Nadine grows closer to Jason's mother as well as to the mother of one of Jason's killers — with profound consequences. In a country both foreign and familiar, Nadine is forced to face long-buried demons, come to terms with the missing pieces of her own family past, and learn what it means to truly love and to forgive.

With her dazzling prose and resonant themes, Amanda Eyre Ward has joined the ranks of such beloved American novelists as Anne Tyler and Ann Patchett. Gripping, darkly humorous, and luminous, Forgive Me is an unforgettable story of dreams and longing, betrayal and redemption.

Review:

"An acute, sharp-angled love story with a rare sense of history." Kirkus Reviews

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"[O]ne cannot help but be moved by the characters' desperate desire to find peace and meaning in a bewildering world." Library Journal

Review:

"Upon finishing...readers will want to start all over again, looking for the clues they missed the first time around when Ward, like a cunning magician, so deftly led them astray." Booklist (Starred Review)

Synopsis:

From the beloved author of How to Be Lost comes this gripping, ambitious novel about a journalist chasing stories around the world, the photographer she loves and betrays, and the boy whose story begins to eclipse her own.

Synopsis:

From the acclaimed author of How to Be Lost comes a gorgeous new novel about love, memory, and motherhood. By turns gripping, darkly humorous, and luminous, Ward's tale offers an unforgettable story of dreams and longing, betrayal and redemption.

About the Author

Amanda Eyre Ward is the award-winning author of How to Be Lost and Sleep Toward Heaven. She lives in Austin, Texas with her family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345494474
Author:
Ward, Amanda Eyre
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Trials (Murder)
Subject:
Women journalists
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.96x5.28x.60 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345494474 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An acute, sharp-angled love story with a rare sense of history."
"Review" by , "[O]ne cannot help but be moved by the characters' desperate desire to find peace and meaning in a bewildering world."
"Review" by , "Upon finishing...readers will want to start all over again, looking for the clues they missed the first time around when Ward, like a cunning magician, so deftly led them astray."
"Synopsis" by , From the beloved author of How to Be Lost comes this gripping, ambitious novel about a journalist chasing stories around the world, the photographer she loves and betrays, and the boy whose story begins to eclipse her own.
"Synopsis" by , From the acclaimed author of How to Be Lost comes a gorgeous new novel about love, memory, and motherhood. By turns gripping, darkly humorous, and luminous, Ward's tale offers an unforgettable story of dreams and longing, betrayal and redemption.
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