Returning home to care for her aging father twelve years after her mother's disappearance, Flora discovers that before she went missing, her mother wrote letters to her father about their marriage and hid them among his thousands of books. - (Baker & Taylor)
Returning home to care for her aging father 12 years after her mother's disappearance, Flora discovers that before she went missing, her mother wrote letters to her father about their marriage and hid them among his thousands of books. By the award-winning author of Our Endless Numbered Days. - (Baker & Taylor)
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*Starred Review* For years Gil Coleman has been finding notes written by his late wife and tucked into books long ago, but to suddenly see her walking down the street is a shock. After he falls and is injured while trying to catch her, his two daughters return home to see him through his convalescence. But the girls bicker over everything from how to care for their aging father to the truth about their childhood. For Nan, the eldest, that time was fraught with a painful awareness of her father's philandering, while Flora's memories are more blissfully, or selfishly, unaware. And because she refuses to accept that their mother is truly dead, Flora clings to her father's alleged sighting with renewed hope. As days pass, though, it becomes clear that there is more to the story, and Flora is forced to relinquish her naïveté and finally grow up. As she did in her first novel, Our Endless Numbered Days (2015), Fuller proves to be a master of temporal space, taking readers through flashbacks and epistolary chapters at a pace timed to create wonder and suspense. It's her beautiful prose, though, that rounds this one out, as she delves deeply to examine the legacies of a flawed but passionate marriage. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.