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Tom Lake Ann Patchett

Tom Lake By Ann Patchett

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

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Tom Lake Summary

Tom Lake: The Sunday Times bestseller - a BBC Radio 2 and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick by Ann Patchett

The breath-taking new novel from Ann Patchett a Sunday Times and No. 1 New York Times bestseller Filled with the moments I live for in a story BONNIE GARMUS, author of Lessons in Chemistry [Tom Lake] has it all ... Young love, sibling rivalry and deep mother-daughter relationships REESE WITHERSPOON One of the most beloved authors of her generation SUNDAY TIMES There's more to every love story than what we choose to tell... Its spring and Laras three grown daughters have returned to the family orchard. While picking cherries, they beg their mother to tell them the one story theyve always longed to hear of the film star with whom she shared a stage, and a romance, years before. Tom Lake is a meditation on youthful love, married love, and the lives parents lead before their children are born. Both hopeful and elegiac, it explores what it means to be happy even when the world is falling apart. One of our greatest living chroniclers of love and marriage Expect wonder; Patchett always delivers ELLE * SHORTLISTED FOR WATERSTONES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2023 * * A REESE WITHERSPOON AND BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK * * A 2023 BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR THE TIMES *

Tom Lake Reviews

A bittersweet tale of family, heartbreak and hope ... Those who want fiction to soothe, bolster and cheer will love it * Guardian *
A beautiful, stirring book that sneaks up on you and makes a deep impression ... The moment I finished it, I wanted to go back and start again * Sunday Times *
Few authors can dig into the minutiae of human emotion quite like the Womens Prize-winning author, and Tom Lake is one of her best ... Flitting between past and present, the novel spools out like a film, and ponders timeless questions about love, family and destiny * i *
Thoughtful and elegiac in its descriptions of first love and motherhood ... Patchett celebrates not just the smallest events of our lives, but 'small' lives themselves * Financial Times *
Patchett is always great on family dysfunction, and these scenes prickle to life * The Times *
A twinned narrative of a past young love, present day nostalgia and the complex, intertwined connections between mothers and daughters ... Enchanting and bittersweet, it is another tour de force from Patchett * Harper's Bazaar *
A deeply American story of love, heartbreak and wistful old age ... Were in nostalgic summer romance territory, and Tom Lake delivers the expected emotional pay-off * Telegraph *
Completely absorbing * Grazia *
Elegant, gloriously immersive, beautifully imagined, funny and tender, this is an elegy to family love, even when the world is in a state of crisis and uncertainty. Ann Patchett leads us with the intelligence, detail, wit and nuance of the greatest chroniclers of human nature and relationships. Nothing escapes her -- Rachel Joyce
Filled with the moments I live for in a story careful, compelling insights into human nature, the most effortless humour, and the kind of vivid descriptions that reveal exactly how something is -- Bonnie Garmus, bestselling author of LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY
One of our greatest living chroniclers of love and marriage and its resounding impacts over generations is back this summer ... Expect wonder; Patchett always delivers * Elle *
Patchetts intricate and subtle thematic web ... enfolds the nature of storytelling, the evolving dynamics of a family, and the complex interaction between destiny and choice ... These braided strands culminate in a denouement at once deeply sad and tenderly life-affirming. Poignant and reflective, cementing Patchetts stature as one of our finest novelists * Kirkus Reviews (starred review) *
Masterly ... A love letter to both storytelling itself and the bonds that tie family and friends together, Patchett has once again worked her unique brand of magic with this gentle, tender story that glows with heart and humanity * Bookseller, Book of the Month *
Few authors can match Patchett in her skill for creating quietly profound novels that stay with readers long after the final page * Good Housekeeping, Book of the Year Pick *
Dazzling Secrets are withheld in a story that offers small plot twists and reveals that pack the power of a defibrillator shock. The characters are varied and astutely drawn and the way Patchett who has been writing great fiction for decades handles Laras inner life is sublime * Independent, Book of the Year Pick *

About Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett is the author of eight novels and three works of non-fiction. Her most recent novel The Dutch House was a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, and longlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize. In 2002 she won the Orange Prize for Fiction with Bel Canto, a prize she has also twice been shortlisted for with The Magicians Assistant in 1998 and State of Wonder in 2012. She is also the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and was named one of Time magazines 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, Karl.

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Tom Lake: The Sunday Times bestseller - a BBC Radio 2 and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick by Ann Patchett
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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