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Sean, burnt out after spending twenty years in the Third World, returns home to Massachusetts and reconnects with his family and a woman from his past, who may just rewrite his future.
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JULIETTE FAY earned her BA from Boston College and her MA from Harvard University. Shelter Me, her first novel, was a 2009 Massachusetts Book Award Book of the Year. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and four children.Review:
Praise for The Shortest Way Home:
“Fay is one of the best authors of women’s fiction, and her novels are not to be missed. A moving, introspective look at what it means to be family, and to be truly home.”
—Library Journal, starred review
“Fans of Fay’s first novel, Shelter Me (2009), will spot a familiar face in Sean’s hometown, and readers old and new will fall in love with the flawed, endearing cast of characters. A beautifully written novel infused with Fay’s generous spirit.”
“Fay’s third novel (after Deep Down True) is a touching exploration of a damaged family working to repair itself, with universal appeal.”
“Full of humorous and tender moments as well as subtle revelations, The Shortest Way Home is a quietly powerful exploration of one man's journey back to himself.”
“The Shortest Way Home is as complex and full of surprises as the well-examined life. This is one beautiful novel, rich with depth and heart.”
—Julianna Baggott, bestselling author of Pure
“The Shortest Way Home is Juliette Fay’s best yet and shows us that loving the people in your life can be as exciting, as daring, as difficult an adventure as any.”
—Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of Falling Together and Love Walked In
“The Shortest Way Home is full of heart and of understanding about the often awkward
collection we call ‘family.’”
—Meg Waite Clayton, bestselling author of The Wednesday Sisters
“If you’ve ever thought you or anyone in your family might be just a bit less than perfect, read this book.”
—Nancy Thayer, author of Summer Breeze
“With trademark wit and grace, Juliette Fay portrays a man forced to rescue his family as he reaches for his own freedom. She keeps you turning the pages, even as you want to stop and admire her writing.”
—Randy Susan Meyers, author of The Murderer’s Daughters
“Insightful, funny, and tender-hearted...full of truths about family, falling in love, and finding out who we are meant to be.”
—Amy Hatvany, author of Best Kept Secret and Outside the Lines
“A touching and engrossing story about the lengths to which we’ll go to avoid where we’re meant to be, and the way the heart leads us gently back.”
—Nichole Bernier, author of The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.
“A smart, sincere look at the meaning of home, the complicated nature of family ties, and how the things we run from are often what we need the most."
—Allie Larkin, author of Why Can’t I Be You
“Heartfelt... Juliette Fay does a wonderful job creating this quirky, lovable cast of characters finding their way in life and love.”
—Shilpi Somaya Gowda, New York Times bestselling author of Secret Daughter
"Powerful, beautifully written, and at times heartbreaking... a meditation on the impossibility and the inevitability of finding our way home.”
—Julie Buxbaum, author of After You
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Book Description Thorndike Press, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111410456293
Book Description Thorndike Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1410456293 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.2102354