You Are the Love of My Life: A Novelby Susan Richards Shreve
It is 1973 and Watergate is on everyone’s lips. Lucy Painter is a children's book illustrator and a single mother of two. She leaves New York and the married father of her children to live in a tightly knit
“Spare, elegant and absolutely riveting. . . . Cancel those dinner plansyou’ll want to keep reading.”Joanna Powell, People
It is 1973 and Watergate is on everyone’s lips. Lucy Painter is a children's book illustrator and a single mother of two. She leaves New York and the married father of her children to live in a tightly knit Washington neighborhood in the house where she grew up and where she discovered her father’s suicide. Lucy hopes for a fresh start, but her life is full of secrets: her children know nothing of her father’s death or the identity of their own father. As the new neighbors enter their insular lives, her family’s safety and stability become threatened.
From a writer whose “unique presentation of human experience makes reading a delight” (Elizabeth Strout), You Are the Love of My Life is a story of how shame leads to secrets, secrets to lies, and how lies stand in the way of human connection.
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Susan Richards Shreve is the author of fourteen novels, a memoir, and twenty-nine books for children. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment grant and is cochairman of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. She lives in Washington,
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The story was odd; I did not understand the actions of the main character. There were characters I liked, characters I just could not stand and others that I felt sorry for so I finished the book. I dont regret reading it but would not say it is a MUST read
.....I didn't get how the loss of a parent in the way she lost her father, having children with a married man and calling him uncle, allowing your daughter to stay with a neighbor who gives you bad vibes is all that logical in an effort to create a page turner in 2012. Just sayin'. I gave it 2 stars because I actually felt the need to finish it thinking, surely there would be something earth shattering at the end and that didn't happen. So many loose ends.
Come on people...this forum is to give opinons about BOOKS...is this worth reading?
Was almost done.