Welcome to another Waiting on Wednesday event, hosted by Jill, at Breaking the Spine.
Every week, we search out upcoming book releases…and then gather around the blogosphere, sharing our thoughts and blurbs. Today’s spotlight is shining on a book from one of my favorite authors, Maggie O’Farrell. This Must Be the Place is coming on 7/19/16, and is a smart, sophisticated, spellbinding summer read that captures the collapse–and reawakening–of an extraordinary marriage.
Synopsis: Daniel Sullivan, a young American professor reeling from a failed marriage and a brutal custody battle, is on holiday in Ireland when he falls in love with Claudette, a world-famous sexual icon and actress who fled fame for a reclusive life in a rural village. Together, they make an idyllic life in the country, raising two more children in blissful seclusion–until a secret from Daniel’s past threatens to destroy their meticulously constructed and fiercely protected home. What follows is a journey through Daniel’s many lives told in his voice and the voices of those who have made him the man he is: the American son and daughter he has not seen for many years; the family he has made with Claudette; and irrepressible, irreverent Claudette herself. Shot through with humor and wisdom, This Must Be the Place is a powerful rumination on the nature of identity, and the complexities of loyalty and devotion–a gripping story of an extraordinary family and an extraordinary love.
It has been too long since I read one of O’Farrell’s books, so I am eagerly awaiting this one. What are you waiting for today?