Under The Influence: A Novel

September 15, 2017|
Under The Influence: A Novel by Joyce Maynard
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The New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day and After Her returns with a poignant story about the true meaning—and the true price—of friendship.

Drinking cost Helen her marriage and custody of her seven-year-old son, Ollie. Once an aspiring art photographer, she now makes ends meet taking portraits of school children and working for a caterer. Recovering from her addiction, she spends lonely evenings checking out profiles on an online dating site. Weekend visits with her son are awkward. He’s drifting away from her, fast.

When she meets Ava and Swift Havilland, the vulnerable Helen is instantly enchanted. Wealthy, connected philanthropists, they have their own charity devoted to rescuing dogs. Their home is filled with fabulous friends, edgy art, and dazzling parties.

Then Helen meets Elliott, a kind, quiet accountant who offers loyalty and love with none of her newfound friends’ fireworks. To Swift and Ava, he’s boring. But even worse than that, he’s unimpressed by them.

As Helen increasingly falls under the Havillands’ influence—running errands, doing random chores, questioning her relationship with Elliott—Ava and Swift hold out the most seductive gift: their influence and help to regain custody of her son. But the debt Helen owes them is about to come due.

Ollie witnesses an accident involving Swift, his grown son, and the daughter of the Havillands’ housekeeper. With her young son’s future in the balance, Helen must choose between the truth and the friends who have given her everything.

Joyce Maynard is the author of seven previous novels, includingTo Die For,Labor Day, andThe Good Daughters, and four books of nonfiction. Her bestselling memoir,At Home in the World, has been translated into sixteen languages. Maynard''s bestselling novelLabor Daywas adapted for film by Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman an...
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Title:Under The Influence: A NovelFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:336 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.09 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.09 inPublished:15 septembre 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062257641

ISBN - 13:9780062257642

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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