Tom Lake

In the spring of 2020, Lara’s three daughters return to the family’s orchard in Northern Michigan. While picking cherries, they beg their mother to tell them the story of Peter Duke, a famous actor with whom she shared both a stage and a romance years before at a theater company called Tom Lake. As Lara recalls the past, her daughters examine their own lives and relationship with their mother, and are forced to reconsider the world and everything they thought they knew. Tom Lake is a meditation on youthful love, married love, and the lives parents have led before their children were born. Both hopeful and elegiac, it explores what it means to be happy even when the world is falling apart. As in all of her novels, Ann Patchett combines compelling narrative artistry with piercing insights into family dynamics.

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THIS SUMMER, DIVE INTO TOM LAKE - THE BREATH-TAKING NEW NOVEL FROM ANN PATCHETT'Filled with the moments I live for in a story - careful, compelling insights into human nature, the most effortless humour, and the kind of vivid descriptions that reveal exactly how something is' BONNIE GARMUS, bestselling author of Lessons in Chemistry'Beautifully imagined, funny and tender ... Ann Patchett leads us with the intelligence, detail, wit and nuance of the greatest chroniclers of human nature and relationships'RACHEL JOYCE, bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry-----------------------------This is a story about Peter Duke who went on to be a famous actor.This is a story about falling in love with Peter Duke who wasn't famous at all.It's about falling so wildly in love with him - the way one will at twenty-four - that it felt like jumping off a roof at midnight.There was no way to foresee the mess it would come to in the end. It's spring and Lara's three grown daughters have returned to the family orchard. While picking cherries, they beg their mother to tell them the one story they've always longed to hear - of the film star with whom she shared a stage, and a romance, years before.Tom Lake is a meditation on youthful love, married love, and the lives parents lead before their children are born. Both hopeful and elegiac, it explores what it means to be happy even when the world is falling apart.'One of our greatest living chroniclers of love and marriage ? Expect wonder; Patchett always delivers' ELLE-----------------------------Praise for The Dutch House:'Patchett leads us to a truth that feels like life rather than literature' Guardian 'The best book I've read in years' Rosamund Lupton 'Her finest novel yet' Sunday Times 'The buzz around The Dutch House is totally justified. Her best yet, which is saying something' John Boyne 'A masterpiece' Cathy Rentzenbrink 'Bliss' Nigella LawsonThe Dutch House was a Sunday Times top 10 bestseller w/e 28.09.19

Additional information

Dimensions 234 × 153 mm
Author

Publisher

Bloomsbury

Imprint

Bloomsbury

Cover

Hardback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K