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Lil and Frank married young, launched into courtship when they bonded over how they both lost a parent when they were children. Over time, their marriage grew and strengthened. Now they’ve retired to North Carolina, where Lil sifts through letters and notes and diary entries --- perhaps revealing more secrets than Frank wants their children to know. Meanwhile, Frank has become obsessed with what might have been left behind at the house he lived in as a boy on the outskirts of town, where a young single mother, Shelley, is just trying to raise her son with some sense of normalcy. Frank’s repeated visits to Shelley’s house begin to trigger memories of her own family, memories that she’d hoped to keep buried.

by Jill McCorkle

  • Publication Date: July 28, 2020
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • ISBN-10: 1616209720
  • ISBN-13: 9781616209728