Leaving Haven: A Novel by Kathleen McclearyLeaving Haven: A Novel by Kathleen Mccleary

Leaving Haven: A Novel

byKathleen Mccleary

Paperback | August 11, 2015

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In Leaving Haven, Kathleen McCleary, author of A Simple Thing, explores the intricacies of love, friendship, and parenthood.

Georgia longs for a baby, but she's had miscarriage after miscarriage since her daughter was born more than a decade ago. Through a miraculous egg donation, Georgia is thrilled to find herself pregnant—until she makes a startling discovery that changes her mind about how much she really wants the baby…

Georgia’s best friend, Alice, has a happy teenage daughter, a faithful husband, and a perfectly organized life. But her world spins off its axis when she falls for a man who is everything she knows she doesn’t want…

Leaving Haven is a provocative and touching novel that will appeal to readers of contemporary fiction and fans of Jodi Picoult, Luanne Rice, and Kristin Hannah.

Kathleen McCleary is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in theNew York Times,Washington Post,Ladies' Home Journal,More, andGood Housekeeping. Her second novel,A Simple Thing(2012), was recently nominated for the Library of Virginia Literary Awards. She has taught writing as an adjunct professor at American University and n...
Title:Leaving Haven: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062106260

ISBN - 13:9780062106261

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good book! I found the book to be a little bit confusing, always going back and forth between different time periods. The story was interesting and the characters were somewhat easy to relate to, but I found it difficult to want to get to know them better. There were many character descriptions and characteristics missing, and it all seemed a little bit too far fetched, especially the end. Also, it didn't feel like we got very much closure at the end of the novel. The story lines weren't all neatly tied up the way one would have hoped. Overall, however, it was an interesting book and a relatively fast read.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this! Great summer read, and fast read
Date published: 2016-07-03

Editorial Reviews

“In Leaving Haven McCleary deftly explores themes of love, marriage, family and its rupture in moments that are so well told they feel like you are living them. I couldn’t put it down.”