Truly Madly Guilty (Large Print / Hardcover)

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From the beginning it is clear that something terrible has happened at a neighborhood barbecue on “one ordinary afternoon” in suburban Sydney. The hosts are the flamboyant Vid and Tiffany whose backyard is a gilded homage to classic Greek décor replete with statuary fountains and gazebos. The guests are neighbors Erica & Oliver, tightly wound and childless and their close friends Clementine (a cellist with an audition for a dream job looming), her husband Sam, an intense parent of their two small daughters. Also present is an eccentric lurking neighbor and the bookish adolescent daughter of Vid and Tiffany. Erica and Clementine are life- long friends with sister-like connections and competitions. The story unfolds prism like through chapters reflecting each characters perceptions of the events often layer by layer. Suspense pulls the reader immediately into the story and the gradual intricate development of events and characters keeps one entranced. A completely compelling and thought provoking novel!

— Bobby

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The new novel from Liane Moriarty, the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies, "and" What Alice Forgot," about how sometimes we don t appreciate how extraordinary our ordinary lives are until it's too late.

What a wonderful writer smart, wise, funny. Anne Lamott

Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It's just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong?

In "Truly Madly Guilty," Liane Moriarty turns her unique, razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families.

Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there's anything they can count on, it's each other.

Clementine and Erika are each other's oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid's larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite.

Two months later, it won t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can t stop asking themselves the question: "What if we hadn t gone"?

In "Truly Madly Guilty," Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations of our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don t say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm.

About the Author


LIANE MORIARTY is the author of the #1 "New York Times" bestsellers "Big Little Lies" and "The Husband's Secret, "as well as the "New York Times" bestseller "What Alice Forgot" and "The Hypnotist's Love Story." She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two children.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781410490278
ISBN-10: 1410490270
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2016
Language: English