Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.5 × 5.88 × 1 in
Published: September 2, 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company US
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316677469
ISBN - 13: 9780316677462
From the Publisher
A woman steps over the line into the unthinkable in this brilliant,
powerful, and unforgettable new novel by the author of The Lovely
Bones and Lucky.
For years Helen Knightly has given her life to others: to her
haunted mother, to her enigmatic father, to her husband and now
grown children. When she finally crosses a terrible boundary, her
life comes rushing in at her in a way she never could have
imagined. Unfolding over the next twenty-four hours, this searing,
fast-paced novel explores the complex ties between mothers and
daughters, wives and lovers, the meaning of devotion, and the line
between love and hate. It is a challenging, moving, gripping story,
written with the fluidity and strength of voice that only Alice
Sebold can bring to the page.
About the Author
Alice Sebold is the bestselling author of The Lovely Bones, a novel, and Lucky, a memoir. She lives in California with her husband, the novelist Glen David Gold.