Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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"We see things not as they are, but as we are. Because it is the 'I' behind the 'eye' that does the seeing."
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I got a phone call from a friend last Tuesday who might have been a little high. And I wasn't sure why she called... Well, she went on with her problems at work and what was going on with her family for a while.. and then as I said goodbye she said I needed to read AWAIT YOUR REPLY. But not to look for it at the library. She said she would send it to me. Of course, I don't know if I can wait that long. She isn't one for mailing packages.

The lives of three strangers interconnect in unforeseen ways and with unexpected consequences in author acclaimed Dan Chaon's gripping, brilliantly written new novel.

Longing to get on with his life, Miles Cheshire nevertheless can't stop searching for his troubled twin brother, Hayden, who has been missing for ten years. Hayden has covered his tracks skillfully, moving stealthily from place to place, managing along the way to hold down various jobs and seem, to the people he meets, entirely normal. But some version of the truth is always concealed.

A few days after graduating from high school, Lucy Lattimore sneaks away from the small town of Pompey, Ohio, with her charismatic former history teacher. They arrive in Nebraska, in the middle of nowhere, at a long-deserted motel next to a dried-up reservoir, to figure out the next move on their path to a new life. But soon Lucy begins to feel quietly uneasy.

My whole life is a lie, thinks Ryan Schuyler, who has recently learned some shocking news. In response, he walks off the Northwestern University campus, hops on a bus, and breaks loose from his existence, which suddenly seems abstract and tenuous. Presumed dead, Ryan decides to remake himself through unconventional and precarious means.

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is a literary masterwork with the momentum of a thriller, an unforgettable novel in which pasts are invented and reinvented and the future is both seductively uncharted and perilously unmoored.


  1. Sounds good-Christine cmlk79.blogspot.com

  2. It definitely sounds interesting!

  3. Whoa. This book sounds like a game changer. And that was an interesting conversation with your friend that led to the recommendation! Also, the quote "We see things not as they are, but as we are. Because it is the 'I' behind the 'eye' that does the seeing." instantly resonated with me, especially given my last post about sunglasses and points of view. Yes, we are all connected!


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