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The Daylight Marriage

Fiction: General Fiction/ Family Life/ Thriller
Unabridged   5.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 05/05/2015

The Daylight Marriage

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Audio CD ISBN:9781622315680
Digital Download ISBN:9781622315697


Hannah was the kind of woman who turned heads. Tall and graceful, naturally pretty, often impulsive, always spirited, the upper class girl who picked, of all men, Lovell?the introverted climate scientist, the practical one who thought he could change the world if he could just get everyone to listen to reason. After a magical honeymoon they settled in the suburbs to raise their two children.

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But over the years, Lovell and Hannah?s conversations have become charged with resentments and unspoken desires. She?s become withdrawn and directionless. His work affords him a convenient distraction. The children can sense the tension, which they?ve learned to mostly ignore. Until, after one explosive argument, Hannah vanishes. And Lovell, for the first time, is forced to examine the trajectory of his marriage through the lens of memory?and the eyes of his children. As he tries to piece together what happened to his wife?and to their lives together?readers follow Hannah through that single day when the smallest of decisions takes her to places she never intended to go.
With the intensity of The Lovely Bones, the balance of wit and heartbreak of The Descendants, and the emotional acuity of Anne Tyler, The Daylight Marriage is at its heart a novel about what happens when our intuitions override our logic and with a plot that doesn?t reveal its secrets until the very end.


?Hypnotically readable--I absolutely couldn't put it down. The structure is brilliant, and I turned the pages with increasing dread. This book is terrific.? ? Stephen King ?A page-turning exploration of unexpressed love and unnecessary loss. Riveting and heartbreaking." --Geraldine Brooks ?In The Daylight Marriage, there are two mysteries?the whereabouts of a missing woman, and the vagaries of the human heart. Heidi Pitlor explores both of these enigmas with equal mastery, merging a shocking crime story with an incisive portrait of a failed marriage. The result is a novel that is fast-moving, emotionally complex, and ultimately heartbreaking.??Tom Perrotta

Author Bio

Heidi Pitlor is the author of The Birthdays of which Fred Leebron wrote ?Undeniably gratifying?subtly riveting?This isn?t just a terrific family novel; it?s a terrific novel through and through.? Pitlor was formerly a senior editor at Houghton Mifflin and is presently the annual series editor for The Best American Short Stories. She lives with her husband and their twins outside of Boston.