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  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library BEC (Text) 33500013145644 New Checked out 02/26/2020
Detroit Lakes Public Library BEC (Text) 33500013145636 New Checked out 03/07/2020
Godel Memorial-Warren Library BEC (Text) 35500006227241 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062890542
  • ISBN: 0062890549
  • ISBN: 9780062952189
  • Physical Description: 362 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019].

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General Note:
"Originally published as If Only I Could Tell You in Great Britain in 2019 by Orion Fiction" -- T.p. verso.
Summary, etc.:
"Audrey's dream as a mother had been for her daughters, Jess and Lily, to be as close as only sisters can be. But now, as adults, they no longer speak to each other, and Audrey's two teenage granddaughters have never met. Audrey just can't help feeling like she's been dealt more than her fair share as she's watched her family come undone over the years, and she has no idea how to fix her family as she wonders if they will ever be whole again. If only Audrey had known three decades ago that a secret could have the power to split her family in two, and yet, also keep them linked. And when hostilities threaten to spiral out of control, a devastating choice that was made so many years ago is about to be revealed, testing this family once and for all. Once the truth is revealed, will it be enough to put her family back together again or will it break them apart forever? -- Page [4] cover.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2
    A dying mother desperately tries to bring her family back together in this secret-filled suspense novel that delivers an emotional punch. Audrey has accepted that she doesn't have long to live, but she can't accept that her grown daughters haven't spoken in years and won't even allow her granddaughters to be in the same room with one another. Determined to get to the bottom of Jess' anger with her sister, Lily, Audrey moves into Jess' west London home, but her efforts to bring her family back together before she dies fail at every turn. Audrey and her daughters all have secrets, but have they kept them from one another too long to fix the damage they've caused? Beckerman (The Dead Wife's Handbook, 2014) builds tension with narration from all three women, disclosing just enough from each to keep the pages turning. Suspense shares the stage with family dynamics, going beyond Audrey and her daughters to the next generation. The novel addresses some difficult topics, and Jess is a somewhat unlikable character, but readers will cheer for Audrey as she works to untangle her family's long-held secrets. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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