After a fairy-tale courtship in 1980s New York City, Maggie’s young marriage shatters when her “perfect” husband—a star editor at The Wall Street Journal—is diagnosed with and dies of AIDS, leaving her with two young children in a city electrified by paranoia about the new epidemic. Devastated by his betrayal, Maggie struggles to protect herself and her children from stigma, keeping the circumstances of her husband’s death a secret for nearly twenty-five years. It is only when a journey of self-discovery aligns with her children’s coming of age and a new world of sexual tolerance that she can finally embrace the truth and set herself free.
With a foreword by Wall Street Journal editor Laura Landro and an afterword by Today show psychologist Dr. Dale Atkins, Now Everyone Will Know is an honest, unflinching look at the damaging nature of family secrets and an inspiring call to embrace every truth—the good, the bad, the ugly—that makes us who we are.
|Publisher:||Garden Street Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Gabra Zackman is the award-winning narrator of over 300 audiobooks. She has been in the business since 2004, when she started recording for the National Library Service for the Blind. A classically trained actress, Gabra has appeared in theaters all over the country as well as on film and television.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
For those who host book clubs and for those who don’t ~ here’s your next pick for a quick and powerful read this fall. Maggie’s memoir will resonate, especially for women "of a certain age" who possess the gift and perspective of a life journey that includes a career, husband & kids ~ and for those with family secrets ~ and those who have known loss and betrayal. She speaks with often-times raw honesty, courage, and vulnerability ~ in reading her book, you will come away with a feeling that you have just spent a few hours with a friend you will know for a lifetime. Although each of our situations are unique, as women certain feelings and experiences are universal ~ when I was introduced to her book, I simply couldn't put it down ~ she draws you into a compelling story and an era that is a somewhat distant memory ~ yet quickly those days and events are quickly brought back into focus ~ for a generation perhaps too young to remember, she captures the deep fear, uncertainty, devastation and stigma of an epidemic that was relegated to whispers. Simply well done ~ looking forward to more from this author!! PS A book club "guide is included with thought-provoking questions.