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Hold Still

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Hold Still

A "wildly evocative" ( family portrait that explores the depths and limits of a mother’s love.

When Maya Taylor, an English professor with a tendency to hide in her books, sends her daughter to Florida to look after a friend’s child, she does so with the best of intentions; it’s a chance for Ellie, 20 and spiraling, to rebuild her life. But in the sprawling hours of one humid afternoon, Ellie makes a mistake she cannot take back. In two separate timelines --- before and after the catastrophe --- Maya and Ellie must try to repair their fractured relationship and find a way to transcend not only their differences but also their more troubling similarities.

"[Melding] psychological insight, precise plotting and limpid prose" (Huffington Post), Lynn Steger Strong traces the anatomy of a mistake and the weight of culpability. HOLD STILL marks a taut and propulsive debut that "builds to a perfect crescendo, an ending that is both surprising and true" (Marcy Dermansky, author of THE RED CAR).

Hold Still
by Lynn Steger Strong

  • Publication Date: March 21, 2017
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Liveright
  • ISBN-10: 1631492659
  • ISBN-13: 9781631492655