by Patchett, Ann | Fiction & related items
Paperback | 336 pages
Next, dive into TOM LAKE – the breath-taking new novel from Ann Patchett’Dazzling … life-affirming and compulsively readable’ Sunday Times’Patchett blends wisdom and humanity jointly with the icy forensic gaze of someone not afraid to expose the frailties of human behaviour … Read it’ Jojo Moyes’An outstanding novel … a master of her art’ Observer
It is 1964: Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited and notices a heart stoppingly beautiful woman. When he kisses Beverly Keating, his host’s wife, he sets in motion the joining of two families, whose shared fate will be defined on a day seven years later.
In 1988, Franny Keating, now twenty-four, is working as a cocktail waitress in Chicago. When she meets the famous author Leon Posen one night at the bar, and tells him about her family, she unwittingly relinquishes control over their story…