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The End of the Day

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The End of the Day

Following his acclaimed New York Times bestseller, DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY, Bill Clegg returns with a deeply moving, emotionally resonant second novel about the complicated bonds and breaking points of friendship, the corrosive forces of secrets, the heartbeat of longing, and the redemption found in forgiveness.

A retired widow in rural Connecticut wakes to an unexpected visit from her childhood best friend whom she hasn’t seen in 49 years.

A man arrives at a Pennsylvania hotel to introduce his estranged father to his newborn daughter and finds him collapsed on the floor of the lobby.

A 67-year-old taxi driver in Kauai receives a phone call from the mainland that jars her back to a traumatic past.

These seemingly disconnected lives come together as half-century-old secrets begin to surface. It is in this moment that Bill Clegg reminds us how choices --- to connect, to betray, to protect --- become our legacy.

Deeply observed and beautifully written, this novel is a feat of storytelling, capturing 60 years within the framework of one fateful day.

The End of the Day
by Bill Clegg

  • Publication Date: September 29, 2020
  • Genres: Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
  • ISBN-10: 1476798206
  • ISBN-13: 9781476798202