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Tom Lake : a novel / Ann Patchett.

Patchett, Ann, (author.).


Recalling the past at her daughters' request, Lara tells the story of a famous actor with whom she shared both a stage and a romance, which causes her daughters to examine their own lives and reconsider the world and everything they thought they knew.
"In the spring of 2020, Lara's three daughters return to the family's orchard in Northern Michigan. While picking cherries, they beg their mother to tell them the story of Peter Duke, a famous actor with whom she shared both a stage and a romance years before at a theater company called Tom Lake. As Lara recalls the past, her daughters examine their own lives and relationship with their mother, and are forced to reconsider the world and everything they thought they knew. Tom Lake is a meditation on youthful love, married love, and the lives parents have led before their children were born. Both hopeful and elegiac, it explores what it means to be happy even when the world is falling apart. As in all of her novels, Ann Patchett combines compelling narrative artistry with piercing insights into family dynamics. The result is a rich and luminous story, told with profound intelligence and emotional acuity, that demonstrates once again why she is one of the most acclaimed literary talents working today."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063327528
  • ISBN: 006332752X
  • Physical Description: 309 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Reese's book club"-- Cover.
"Excerpts from Our Town by Thornton Wilder ©1938, 1965"-- Title page verso.
Subject: Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Actors > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
Theatrical companies > Fiction.
Reminiscing > Fiction.
Homecoming > Fiction.
Orchards > Fiction.
Love > Fiction
Parents > Fiction.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
FICTION / Family Life / General.
FICTION / Literary.
Michigan > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Romance fiction.

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  • 43 of 148 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.


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