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After You (Random House Reader's Circle)

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The complexities of a friendship. The unexplored doubts of a marriage. And the redemptive power of literature...Julie Buxbaum, the acclaimed author of The Opposite of Love, delivers a haunting, gloriously written novel about love, family, and the secrets we hide from each otherand ourselves.

It happened on a tree-lined street in Notting Hill to a woman who seemed to have the perfect life. Ellie Lerners best friend, Lucy, was murdered in front of her young daughter. And, as best friends do, Ellie dropped everythingher marriage, her job, her life in the Boston suburbsto travel to London and pick up the pieces of Lucys life. While Lucys husband, Greg, copes with his grief by retreating into himself, eight-year-old Sophie has simply stopped speaking.

Desperate to help Sophie, Ellie turns to a book that gave her comfort as a child, The Secret Garden. As the two spend hours exploring the novels winding passageways, its story of hurt, magic, and healing blooms around them. But so, too, do Lucys secretssome big, some smallsecrets Lucy kept hidden, even from her best friend. Over a summer in London, as Ellie peels back the layers of her friends life, shes forced to confront her own as well: the marriage she left behind, the loss shed hoped to escape. And suddenly Ellies carefully constructed existence is spinning out of control in a chain of events that will transform her lifeand those around her forever. A novel that will resonate in the heart of anyone whos had a best friend, a love lost, or a past full of regrets, After You proves once again the unique and compelling talent of Julie Buxbaum.

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Synopsis:

The acclaimed author of "The Opposite of Love" delivers a haunting, gloriously written novel about love, family, and the secrets we hide from each other--and ourselves.

Synopsis:

When tragedy strikes across the ocean, Ellie Lerner drops everything—her marriage, her job, her life in the Boston suburbs—to travel to London and pick up the pieces of her best friend Lucy’s life. While Lucy’s husband, Greg, retreats into himself, his and Lucy’s eight-year-old daughter, Sophie, has simply stopped speaking. Desperate to help Sophie, Ellie turns to a book that gave her comfort as a child, The Secret Garden. As its story of hurt, magic, and healing blooms around them, so, too, do Lucy’s secrets—some big, some small. Peeling back the layers of her friend’s life, Ellie is forced to confront her own as well: the marriage she left behind, the loss she’d hoped to escape. And suddenly Ellie’s carefully constructed existence is spinning out of control in a chain of events that will transform her life—and the lives of those around her—forever.

About the Author

Julie Buxbaum is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School. The author of The Opposite of Love, she currently lives in London.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385341257
Author:
Buxbaum, Julie
Publisher:
Dial Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Random House Reader's Circle
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.00x5.30x.78 in. .60 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Dial Press - English 9780385341257 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The acclaimed author of "The Opposite of Love" delivers a haunting, gloriously written novel about love, family, and the secrets we hide from each other--and ourselves.
"Synopsis" by , When tragedy strikes across the ocean, Ellie Lerner drops everything—her marriage, her job, her life in the Boston suburbs—to travel to London and pick up the pieces of her best friend Lucy’s life. While Lucy’s husband, Greg, retreats into himself, his and Lucy’s eight-year-old daughter, Sophie, has simply stopped speaking. Desperate to help Sophie, Ellie turns to a book that gave her comfort as a child, The Secret Garden. As its story of hurt, magic, and healing blooms around them, so, too, do Lucy’s secrets—some big, some small. Peeling back the layers of her friend’s life, Ellie is forced to confront her own as well: the marriage she left behind, the loss she’d hoped to escape. And suddenly Ellie’s carefully constructed existence is spinning out of control in a chain of events that will transform her life—and the lives of those around her—forever.
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