The Paper Palace : A Novel

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REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 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 "[An] irresistible placement of a complicated family in a bewitching place." --The New York Times 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 August 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. show more

Book details

EAN

9780593329832

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Format

Paperback

Number of pages

Weight(g)

295g

Dimensions(mm)

130 x 202 x 26mm

Publication date

2022-04-19

Publisher

Penguin Putnam Inc

Readership

Series

Series Editor

Imprint

-

Publication City/Country

United States

Language

English

EAN 9780593329832
Classification
Format Paperback
Number of pages
Weight(g) 295g
Dimensions(mm) 130 x 202 x 26mm
Publication date 2022-04-19
Publisher Penguin Putnam Inc
Readership
Series
Series Editor
Imprint -
Publication City/Country United States
Language: English

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