Bird in Hand

Publisher: HarperCollins Release date: 2009-11-24

Description

From the #1New York Timesbestselling author ofOrphan Traincomes a novel about the choices we make, how they shape our lives, and how they can change them forever.Four people, two marriages, one lifelong friendship: Everything is about to change.It was dark. It was raining. It was just an accident. On the drive home from a rare evening out, Alison collides with another car running a stop sign, andjust like thather life turns upside down.When she calls her husband, Charlie, from the police station, his accusatory tone reveals cracks in their relationship shed never noticed were there. Now she notices everything.And she begins to realize that the life she carefully constructed for herself is as tenuous as a house of cards.The only thing Charlie can focus on these days is his secret, sudden affair with Claire, Alisons best friend. Bold where Alison is reserved, vibrant where Alison is cautious, Claire has just had her first novel published, a thinly veiled retelling of her childhood in North Carolina. But even in the whirlwind of publication, Claire cant stop wondering if she should leave her husband, Ben, an ambitious architect who is brilliant, kind, and meticulous. And who wants nothing more than a baby, or twoexactly the kind of life that Charlie and Alison seem to have.As they set out on their individual journeys, Alison, Charlie, Claire, and Ben explore the ideaeach in his or her own waythat every moment of loss contains within it the possibility of a new life. Alternating through these four intertwined perspectives,Bird in Handis an exquisitely written, powerful, and thrillingnovel about love, friendship and betrayal, and about the secrets we tell ourselves and each other.

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Additional Information

Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: William Morrow

Type: EPub

Pages: 320

ISBN: 9780061989803

Additional Information

Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: William Morrow

Type: EPub

Pages: 320

ISBN: 9780061989803

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