Miller's Valley

By Anna Quindlen
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - In a small town on the verge of big change, a young woman unearths deep secrets about her family and unexpected truths about herself. Filled with insights that are the hallmark of Anna Quindlen's bestsellers, Miller's Valley is an emotionally powerful story about a family you will never forget.

For generations the Millers have lived in Miller's Valley. Mimi Miller tells about her life with intimacy and honesty. As Mimi eavesdrops on her parents and quietly observes the people around her, she discovers more and more about the toxicity of family secrets, the dangers of gossip, the flaws of marriage, the inequalities of friendship and the risks of passion, loyalty, and love. Home, as Mimi begins to realize, can be "a place where it's just as easy to feel lost as it is to feel content."

Miller's Valley is a masterly study of family, memory, loss, and, ultimately, discovery, of finding true identity and a new vision of home. As Mimi says, "No one ever leaves the town where they grew up, even if they go." Miller's Valley reminds us that the place where you grew up can disappear, and the people in it too, but all will live on in your heart forever.

Praise for Miller's Valley

"Overwhelmingly moving . . . In this novel, where so much is about what vanishes, there is also a deep beating heart, of what also stays."--The New York Times Book Review

"Stunning . . . The matriarchal theme [is] at the heart of Miller's Valley. Miriam pushes her smart daughter to consider college, and other women--a teacher, a doctor, a benefactor--will raise Mimi up past the raging waters that swirl in her heart."--The Washington Post

"Economical and yet elegant . . . [Anna Quindlen's] storytelling and descriptive powers make Miller's Valley compelling. . . . Miller's Valley has a geography and fate all its own but its residents, realities, disappointments, joys and cycle of life feel familiar, in the best way possible."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"A family story with humor, surprise, sorrow and mystery . . . Quindlen has created distinctive characters, none of whom seems like anyone you've met before in fiction."--The Columbus Dispatch

"A breathtakingly moving look at a family."--USA Today

"[Anna] Quindlen's provocative novel will have you flipping through the pages of your own family history and memories even as you can't stop reading about the Millers. . . . a coming-of-age story that reminds us that the past continues to wash over us even as we move away from the places and events that formed us."--Chicago Tribune

"Picking up a novel by Anna Quindlen means more than just meeting a new family--it's like moving in and pretending they are yours. It's a rare gift for a writer, and Quindlen does it to near perfection."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Quindlen's novel of a childhood examined by someone who literally can't go home again is an incredibly engaging read. . . . Miller's Valley takes familiar themes and manages to make them fresh and new."--Bust

Praise for the bestselling fiction ofAnna Quindlen Anna Quindlen knows that all the things we will ever be can be found in some forgotten fragment of family. "The Washington Post"," "about" Object Lessons" There comes a moment in every novelist s career when she . . . ventures into new territory, breaking free into a marriage of tone and style, of plot and characterization, that s utterly her own. Anna Quindlen s marvelous romantic comedy of manners is just such a book. . . . Quindlen has delivered a novel that will have staying power all its own. "The New York Times Book Review"," "about" Still Life with Bread Crumbs" Anna Quindlen writes about family with all the humanity, wit, and pain of going home. Wendy Wasserstein, about "One True Thing" Anna Quindlen is America s resident Sane Person. She has what Joyce called the common touch, the ability to speak to many people about what s on their minds before they have the vaguest idea what s on their minds. "The New York Times"," "about "Blessings" Quindlen knows words, and she knows women. "More"," "about "Rise and Shine" Quindlen s writing . . . wraps the reader in the warmth and familiarity of domestic life. "The" "Seattle Times"," "about "Every Last One"

"From the Hardcover edition.""

Praise for Anna Quindlen "Still Life with Bread Crumbs" "" [A] wise tale about second chances, starting over, and going after what is most important in life. Minneapolis "Star Tribune" "" Quindlen s astute observations . . . are the sorts of details every writer and reader lives for. " Chicago Tribune" "Every Last One" Quindlen captures both the beauty and the breathtaking fragility of family life. "People" Packs an emotional punch . . . Quindlen succeeds at conveying the transience of everyday worries and the never-ending boundaries of a mother s love. " The Washington Post" "" "Rise and Shine" A writerly achievement. "The New York Times" [A] classic story. "The Washington Post Book World" "Blessings" A polished gem of a novel . . . lovingly crafted, beautifully written. " The Miami Herald" "" Richly imagined. " St. Louis Post-Dispatch""


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ISBN: 9780812985900

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Publisher Random House Trade
Publish date 06/06/2017
Pages 288
ISBN-13 9780812985900
ISBN-10 0812985907
Language English

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