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Four unforgettable characters beckon you into this spellbinding new novel from Sue Miller, the author of 2008s heralded best seller The Senators Wife. First among them is Wilhelmina—Billy—Gertz, small as a child, fiercely independent, powerfully committed to her work as a playwright. The story itself centers on The Lake Shore Limited—a play Billy has written about an imagined terrorist bombing of that train as it pulls into Union Station in Chicago, and about a man waiting to hear the fate of his estranged wife, who is traveling on it. Billy had waited in just such a way on 9/11 to hear whether her lover, Gus, was on one of the planes used in the attack.

The novel moves from the snow-filled woods of Vermont to the rainy brick sidewalks of Boston as the lives of the other characters intersect and interweave with Billys: Leslie, Guss sister, still driven by grief years after her brothers death; Rafe, the actor who rises to greatness in a performance inspired by a night of incandescent lovemaking; and Sam, a man irresistibly drawn to Billy after he sees the play that so clearly displays the terrible conflicts and ambivalence of her situation.

How Billy has come to create the play out of these emotions, how it is then created anew on the stage, how the performance itself touches and changes the other characters lives—these form the thread that binds them all together and drives the novel compulsively forward.

A powerful love story; a mesmerizing tale of entanglements, connections, and inconsolable losses; a marvelous reflection on the meaning of grace and the uses of sorrow, in life and in art: The Lake Shore Limited is Sue Miller at her dazzling best.

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About the Author

Sue Miller is the best-selling author of the novels The Senators Wife, Lost in the Forest, The World Below, While I Was Gone, The Distinguished Guest, For Love, Family Pictures, and The Good Mother; the story collection Inventing the Abbotts; and the memoir The Story of My Father. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780739377659
Publisher:
Random House Large Print
Subject:
General
Author:
Miller, Sue
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
fiction;boston;grief;relationships;terrorism;marriage;playwrights;love;loss;drama
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20100406
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.15 x 0.9 in 1.3 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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