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Little Night: A Novel

by Luanne Rice

Viking USA | January 28, 2014 | Hardcover

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An emotionally gripping family drama from beloved New York Times bestseller Luanne Rice

Clare Burke's life took a devastating turn when she tried to protect her sister, Anne, from an abusive and controlling husband and ended up serving prison time for assault. The verdict largely hinged on Anne's defense of her spouse-all lies-and the sisters have been estranged ever since. Nearly twenty years later, Clare is living a quiet life in Manhattan as an urban birder and nature blogger, when her niece, Grit, turns up on her doorstep.

The two long for a relationship with each other, but they'll have to dig deep into their family's difficult past in order to build one. Together they face the wounds inflicted by Anne and find in their new connection a place of healing. When Clare begins to suspect her sister might be in New York, she and her niece hold out hope for a long-awaited reunion with her.

A riveting story about women and the primal, tangled family ties that bind them together, Little Night marks a milestone for Luanne Rice-the thirtieth novel from the author with a talent for creating stories that are "exciting, emotional, terrific" (The New York Times Book Review).

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 pages, 3.64 × 2.46 × 0.43 in

Published: January 28, 2014

Publisher: Viking USA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670023566

ISBN - 13: 9780670023561

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Little Night: A Novel

by Luanne Rice

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 pages, 3.64 × 2.46 × 0.43 in

Published: January 28, 2014

Publisher: Viking USA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670023566

ISBN - 13: 9780670023561

About the Book

A riveting story about women and the primal, tangled family ties that bind them together, "Little Night" marks a milestone--the 30th novel from the author with a talent for creating stories that are "exciting, emotional, terrific" ("The New York Times Book Review").

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February 14, 1993 My hands are bandaged, but I’m not supposed to care that they hurt. When i was treated at the scene, the husky EMT said flatly, “He’s a lot worse off than you.” The police officer had to remove my handcuffs; he snapped on latex gloves to avoid having to touch my burned palms and wrists. They drove me in a squad car to the East Hampton station house for booking, and finally into the sheriff’s van for the ride here to the county jail, fifteen miles away in Mashomuck. I’ll tell you one detail because it’s frozen in my mind. The phrase “two to the head.” That’s what I’ve been hearing since the police arrived. “She gave him two to the head.” Then they laugh at me. it’s supposed to be a big joke about how inept Ii was. This enormous, shaved-head bodybuilding sheriff acted it out for me in the van on the way here. “One,” he said, pretending to clobber the other sheriff over the head. “Two.” He imitated the second blow. Then, “Ouch,” he said as he waggled his fingers at me and winked nastily at my bandaged hands. “You burned yourself as bad as you hurt him, but he’s going to the hospital and you’re going to jail.” I’d like to block his words out. They make this seem like any other crime, one of the salacious stories you see on CNN Headline news. To the outside i suppose all crimes are the same—someone attacks, an
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An emotionally gripping family drama from beloved New York Times bestseller Luanne Rice

Clare Burke's life took a devastating turn when she tried to protect her sister, Anne, from an abusive and controlling husband and ended up serving prison time for assault. The verdict largely hinged on Anne's defense of her spouse-all lies-and the sisters have been estranged ever since. Nearly twenty years later, Clare is living a quiet life in Manhattan as an urban birder and nature blogger, when her niece, Grit, turns up on her doorstep.

The two long for a relationship with each other, but they'll have to dig deep into their family's difficult past in order to build one. Together they face the wounds inflicted by Anne and find in their new connection a place of healing. When Clare begins to suspect her sister might be in New York, she and her niece hold out hope for a long-awaited reunion with her.

A riveting story about women and the primal, tangled family ties that bind them together, Little Night marks a milestone for Luanne Rice-the thirtieth novel from the author with a talent for creating stories that are "exciting, emotional, terrific" (The New York Times Book Review).

About the Author

Luanne Rice is the author of thirty novels, twenty-two of which have been New York Times bestsellers. Five of her novels have become movies or mini-series, and two of her short pieces were featured in off-Broadway productions. There are more than twenty-two million copies of her books in print in twenty four territories around the world. A bi-coastal advocate of the environment, she divides her time between New York City and southern California.

Editorial Reviews

"Never rushing her story or revelations, Rice reaches the satisfying conclusion that while wounds run deep, love runs deeper."
-Booklist

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