THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND RADIO 2 SUMMER BOOK CLUB PICK
‘The new Little Fires Everywhere . . . The perfect summer read’ STYLIST
‘Stunning! An absolutely brilliant, gorgeously-written novel. A must-read for our time’ LISA TADDEO, author of Three Women
‘Immersive and deeply moving’ ANNA HOPE, author of Expectation
‘I absolutely adored it’ LIANE MORIARTY, bestselling author of Big Little Lies
Two ordinary families. One life-changing day . . .
When the Gleesons and the Stanhopes become neighbours, lonely Lena Gleeson wants a friend. But Anne Stanhope – cold, elegant, unstable – wants to be left alone.
It’s left to their children – Lena’s youngest, Kate, and Anne’s only child, Peter – to find their way to one another.
To form a friendship whose resilience and love will be almost broken by the fault line dividing both families, and a tragedy that will engulf them all.
A tragedy whose true origins only become clear many years later . . .
When everything has fallen apart, can their children’s love pull it back together again?
A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN PRIMA, VOGUE, PEOPLE, ELLE AND NPR
‘It’s an absolute stunner, an ode to family and forgiveness that has been crafted with compassion and insight’ Sara Collins, bestselling author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton
‘Keane takes on one of the most difficult problems in fiction – how to write about human decency . . . a compelling case for compassion over blame, understanding over grudge, and the resilience of hearts that can accept the contradictions of love’ Louise Erdrich, National Book Award winning author of The Round House
‘Leaves one shaking one’s head in frank admiration. A triumph’ Matthew Thomas, bestselling author of We Are Not Ourselves