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Monogamy (Compact Disc)

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By Sue Miller (Read by)
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Sometimes the most powerful novels are the quietest. In Monogamy, Sue Miller explores the marriage of one seemingly ill-matched couple—a convivial bookstore owner and his reserved yet pleasant wife. Miller's novel brilliantly explores the range of human emotion that develops over a lifetime of a marriage, how it ebbs and flows to create our sense of family and our sense of self. A beautiful portrait of love, loss, and memory.

— Casey

September 2020 Indie Next List


“Bookstore owner Graham is a friend to all and larger than life in every way. His first wife, Frieda, and current wife, Annie, both know and love him for it. But after Graham’s unexpected death, secrets emerge that bring everything Annie thought she knew into question. Daughter Sarah and stepson Lucas help her through her grief, but anger is harder to leave behind. Fans of The Most Fun We Ever Had will love this beautifully written, honest look at the deep but fragile bond of love.”
— Beth Mynhier, Lake Forest Book Store, Lake Forest, IL

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A brilliantly insightful novel, engrossing and haunting, about marriage, love, family, happiness and sorrow, from New York Times bestselling author Sue Miller.

Graham and Annie have been married for nearly thirty years. A golden couple, their seemingly effortless devotion has long been the envy of their circle of friends and acquaintances.

Graham is a bookseller, a big, gregarious man with large appetites--curious, eager to please, a lover of life, and the convivial host of frequent, lively parties at his and Annie's comfortable house in Cambridge. Annie, more reserved and introspective, is a photographer. She is about to have her first gallery show after a six-year lull and is worried that the best years of her career may be behind her. They have two adult children; Lucas, Graham's son with his first wife, Frieda, works in New York. Annie and Graham's daughter, Sarah, lives in San Francisco. Though Frieda is an integral part of this far-flung, loving family, Annie feels confident in the knowledge that she is Graham's last and greatest love.

When Graham suddenly dies--this man whose enormous presence has seemed to dominate their lives together--Annie is lost. What is the point of going on, she wonders, without him?

Then, while she is still mourning him intensely, she discovers that Graham had been unfaithful to her; and she spirals into darkness, wondering if she ever truly knew the man who loved her.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781799940807
ISBN-10: 1799940802
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 8th, 2020
Language: English
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Last Updated At: 9/12/2021 06:29pm