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Publisher Description

REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

THE PAPER PALACE IS:


“Filled with secrets, love, lies and a summer beach house. What more could you ask?”—Parade

“A deeply emotional love story…the unraveling of secrets, lies and a very complex love triangle.” Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club July ’21 Pick)

"Nail-biting." —Town & Country


“A magnificent page-turner.” —Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author

"Beguiling."—Vogue, The Best Books to Read This Summer

A story of summer, secrets, love, and lies: in the course of a singular day on Cape Cod, one woman must make a life-changing decision that has been brewing for decades.


“This house, this place, knows all my secrets.”

It is a perfect July morning, and Elle, a fifty-year-old happily married mother of three, awakens at “The Paper Palace”—the family summer place which she has visited every summer of her life. But this morning is different: last night Elle and her oldest friend Jonas crept out the back door into the darkness and had sex with each other for the first time, all while their spouses chatted away inside. Now, over the next twenty-four hours, Elle will have to decide between the life she has made with her genuinely beloved husband, Peter, and the life she always imagined she would have had with her childhood love, Jonas, if a tragic event hadn’t forever changed the course of their lives. As Heller colors in the experiences that have led Elle to this day, we arrive at her ultimate decision with all its complexity. Tender yet devastating, The Paper Palace considers the tensions between desire and dignity, the legacies of abuse, and the crimes and misdemeanors of families.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
NM
Nan McNamara
LENGTH
12:37
hr min
RELEASED
2021
July 6
PUBLISHER
Penguin Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
388.2
MB

Customer Reviews

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The paper palace

Though it started out really slow, this book was amazing!

molrud ,

Delicious Read!

Thoroughly enjoyed this story. I bought the audible version but either way it is a great, well written intriguing story. Shout out to the narrator too. She was FABULOUS🙌🏼📕❣️

StarAW ,

Didn’t enjoy

I really did not enjoy this book. It was so vulgar. I didn’t finish it. I really did not enjoy it. Maybe I should have listened longer, but I couldn’t get into it.

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