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From "America's librarian" and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl comes an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads.George and Lizzie have radically different understandings of what love and marriage should be. George grew up in a warm and loving family - his father an orthodontist, his mother a stay-at-home mom - while Lizzie grew up as the only child of two famous psychologists, who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love. Over the course of their marriage, nothing has changed - George is happy; Lizzie remains ... unfulfilled. When a shameful secret from Lizzie's past resurfaces, she'll need to face her fears in order to accept the true nature of the relationship she and George have built over a decade together.



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Nancy Pearl

From Nancy: My lust for books and reading began when I was a very young child, and has continued unabated for lo, these many many years. Every time I open a new book to read, it's like embarking on a voyage to an unexplored place that just might be filled with wonder and excitement.

The books I love most tend to have three-dimensional characters and be very well-written (although that definition is fluid) . I read everything - mysteries, non-fiction (especially history, memoirs, and current events) , literary fiction, science fiction and fantasy, andchildren's books (lots and lots, for my upcoming book, Book Crush) , and anything else that looks interesting. I love first novels.

More About Nancy: Nancy Pearl is a librarian and lifelong reader. She regularly comments on books on National Public Radio's Morning Edition. Among her many awards and honors are the 2011 Librarian of the Year Award from Library Journal; the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association; the 2010 Margaret E. Monroe Award from the Reference and Users Services Association of the American Library Association; and the 2004 Women's National Book Association Award, given to "a living American woman who ... has done meritorious work in the world of books beyond the duties or responsibilities of her profession or occupation."



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