Michael Baron When You Went Away

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When You Went Away

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Only a few months ago, Gerry had everything he thought he needed from life. He was passionately in love with his college sweetheart after nearly twenty years of marriage, he had a bright, independent-minded daughter, and he had the surprising addition of a new child on the way. Then everything changed with stunning rapidity. With little explanation, his daughter ran away with her older boyfriend. And, only a month after giving birth to their son, his wife died suddenly. Now, Gerry needs to be everything to his infant child while he contends with two losses he can barely comprehend. And when a woman walks into his life as a friend and their relationship verges on something more, Gerry must redefine all that he knows about himself, about love, about loyalty, and about his dreams. As emotionally charged as the best of Nicholas Sparks but with an enhanced depth of character and prose, "When You Went Away" is a novel that readers will take to their hearts and recommend passionately.

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Michael Baron is the pseudonym for a successful nonfiction writer. He is the author of two previous novels' When You Went Away (Story Plant' October 2009) and Crossing the Bridge (Story Plant' January 2010). His next novel' Leaves will come in the fall of 2010.

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"Michael Baron writes with deep sensitivity of the power of love to transform and heal in the face of overwhelming tragedy. A lovely read." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs

"Nicholas Sparks fans will rejoice to hear there's a new male author on the scene who writes beautifully about love and emotionally charged relationships. Tears of sadness and joy go hand in hand in this immensely satisfying story. It's hard to believe that this is Baron's first work of fiction. Outstanding!" --Romantic Times Book Reviews

"Michael Baron writes with such depth that the emotions were tangible. It is rare that a talent like this comes along. This will be a classic. This is one to read and recommend." --BookreviewsRus

"A gem. I couldn't put it down. The characters are people I'd like to know." --Peggy Webb, author of the Southern Cousins Mystery Series

"Simply breathtaking! When You Went Away is an exquisite literary nugget not to be missed!" --The Book Resort

"Michael Baron creates an unforgettable tale....I truly loved this story. It is so well-written that it's hard to keep yourself separate from the fictional characters. I absolutely recommend this book and plan to read every other work written by this author. Triple-A reading!" --Fresh Fiction

"This is a beautifully written book about one man's journey through grief. In the process he is forced to resolve his relationships with his teenage daughter, his sense of self, and what he wants in his life. Baron's writing is lyrical and quietly powerful as he takes us through each step of Gerry's thinking and feeling. While fiction, Gerry's life experience has a strong ring of truth readers will find appealing. This is one I'll be thinking about for some time." --The Romance Readers Connection

"I loved it....It was truly a fantastic bit of writing." --Once Upon a Romance

"If you are in need of a good cry (and don't we all need one occasionally?) or in the need of a good story, pick up When You Went Away. It will touch your heart in more ways than one." --Charlotte's Web of Books

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