This Must Be the Place This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place

A novel

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Publisher Description

An irresistible love story, an unforgettable family. The New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage Portrait and Hamnet captures an extraordinary marriage with insight and laugh-out-loud humor in what Richard Russo calls “her breakout book.”
 
Daniel Sullivan leads a complicated life. A New Yorker living in the wilds of Ireland, he has children he never sees in California, a father he loathes in Brooklyn, and his wife, Claudette, is a reclusive ex–film star given to pulling a gun on anyone who ventures up their driveway. Together, they have made an idyllic life in the country, but a secret from Daniel’s past threatens to destroy their meticulously constructed and fiercely protected home. Shot through with humor and wisdom, This Must Be the Place is an irresistible love story that crisscrosses continents and time zones as it captures an extraordinary marriage, and an unforgettable family, with wit and deep affection.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
July 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
13.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Scott's take on things ,

Book of the Year

The story is about a couple’s relationship—a man with a long ago secrete that continues to haunts him, and an independent, morally convicted woman, who flees her life as a glamorous film star. Both with children from previous marriages, they fall in love and create a complete life for all of them that shatters when the secrete is revealed. Over time, through anguish and despair, they try to reconcile that which seemed irreconcilable.

msgtb ,

Another beautifully written book.

A few years ago, a friend of mine recommended I read Hamnet, describing it as “ a gorgeous book”, which it was. Since then, I’ve become a devoted Maggie O’Farrell fan, and am working my way through her earlier books,all distinctly different in style and story, but absorbing — keeping my up through the wee hours to finish. I love THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, and like the others hated to see it end.

Sueatspring ,

Quite a novel

Enjoyed this clever, feeling story. Intricate writing.

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