by Sue Miller
Submitted by Terri S.
Graham and Annie are nearing 30 years of married life, a golden couple, the centering force and long source of envy in their circle of friends and acquaintances. When Graham dies suddenly, Annie is lost without her “north star.” Sadly, she soon comes to discover Graham’s infidelities which sends her spiraling, questioning if she ever really knew him. The relationship between Annie and Frieda, Graham’s first wife, and between both women’s stepchildren is particularly poignant. The writing is visceral, the story so personal, very nearly like I was one with the characters. Such a beautiful and utterly engrossing story about marriage, family, healing, forgiveness, and all the happiness and sorrows entwined.
This is a book I thought on for a long while after the last page.