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6 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library NAP (Text) 33500013759956 New Checked out 04/08/2023
Moorhead Public Library NAP (Text) 33500013759964 New Checked out 04/05/2023

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593243732
  • ISBN: 0593243730
  • Physical Description: 387 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : The Dial Press, [2023]

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General Note:
"Oprah's book club 2023"--Jacket.
Summary, etc.:
"William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him, much less love him. So it's a relief when his skill on the basketball court earns him a scholarship to college, far away from his childhood home. He soon meets Julia Padavano, a spirited and ambitious young woman who surprises William with her appreciation of his quiet steadiness. With Julia comes her family; she is inseparable from her three younger sisters: Sylvie, the dreamer, is happiest with her nose in a book and imagines a future different from the expected path of wife and mother; Cecelia, the family's artist; and Emeline, who patiently takes care of all of them. Happily, the Padavanos fold Julia's new boyfriend into their loving, chaotic household. But then darkness from William's past surfaces, jeopardizing not only Julia's carefully orchestrated plans for their future, but the sisters' unshakeable loyalty to one another. The result is a catastrophic family rift that changes their lives for generations. Will the loyalty that once rooted them be strong enough to draw them back together when it matters most?"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 February #1
    *Starred Review* William had a solitary upbringing tinged with grief, so it was something of a relief to marry into Julia's large, boisterous Italian family. Her parents and three sisters were nearly always there for her, physically and emotionally. Julia and her sisters could communicate opinions with a single glance; they were each others' first phone calls in times of triumph or tragedy, and they all seemed to know one another better than they knew themselves. William tried to fit in quickly and absorb the Padavano family shorthand. When a depressive spell sours William and Julia's marriage, he decides that a solitary life may be the only way to keep the people he loves from harm. But when the cloud lifts, William is surprised to find the one Padavano who's still by his side, unable to let go of the strongest connection she's ever felt. Napolitano's (Dear Edward, 2020) sweeping, Chicago-set family saga echoes Cristina Alger's The Darlings, Jonathan Tropper's This is Where I Leave You, and Adam Langer's Crossing California. With the vibrant and close-knit Pilson neighborhood playing a supporting role, Napolitano's latest novel investigates the deep, maddeningly frustrating, and ever-present love of family, whether tied by genetics or by choice. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ann Napolitano is the author of Dear Edward, which was an instant New York Times bestseller, and the novels A Good Hard Look and Within Arm’s Reach. She was the associate editor of One Story literary magazine for seven years and received an MFA from New York University. She has taught fiction writing at Brooklyn College’s MFA program, New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and Gotham Writers’ Workshop.

Subject: Marriage > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Italian American families > Fiction.
Mental health > Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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