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Pictures of You

Fiction: Popular Fiction
Unabridged   12.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 12/29/2010

Kirkus Best of Year Selection

Pictures of You

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Audio CD ISBN:9781615736553
Digital Download ISBN:9781615736560


Two women running away from their marriages collide on a highway, leaving the survivor to pick up the pieces of both of their lives.
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Product Description

A tragic accident: One woman is left dead after she and another woman, both running away from their marriages, collide in the fog on a highway. The survivor, Isabelle, is left to pick up the pieces, not only of her own life but of the lives of the devastated husband and fragile son that the other woman, April, has left behind.

Together, they try to solve the mystery of where April was running to, and why. As these three lives intersect, they are left to ask, How well do we really know those we love—and how do we forgive the unforgivable?


Kirkus Best of Year Selection

“Robin Miles does her usual lilting reading which is filled with quiet emotion. . . . She carries [the characters] from the accident, through growing relationships and into the future.”
      —Sound Commentary

“Leavitt’s emotional and rich storytelling, set against the windy backdrop of Cape Cod, takes readers to a place they’ll long to visit again and again.”

“Caroline Leavitt’s compelling new Pictures of You unfolds as part literary mystery, part domestic drama, and part psychological examination. Leavitt beautifully paces the intertwining stories, meticulously unfurling bits of the back story, letting us put together the pieces just as the main characters do.”
      —Boston Globe

“A white-knuckle ride of lost love and longing. . . . Never disappoints for a second.”
      —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Leavitt’s literary touch is so light . . . that only when the mystery is finally solved does the reader realize how taut she’s kept the tension all along. The author’s sure steady hand at the wheel makes the reading experience so engaging, its characters so irresistible, that Pictures of You is a novel I suspect I’ll return to again and again.”
      —San Francisco Chronicle

“Leavitt’s formidable skill is evident from beginning to end as we piece these lives together to find out what brought them to this world-ending moment. It’s like a somberly beautiful mystery that unfolds like a dark flower until we see the glowing heart. The characters are fully drawn and we immediately feel we know them, perhaps better than the people we spend our everyday lives with. It’s an age-old story of great love and great loss that is told in these pages, but deftly woven and in a way that makes it almost impossible to stop until you reach the end. Leavitt tells a haunted yet revelatory tale and resists the urge to end it neatly—instead it has the unmistakable agony and glory of real people living real lives.”
      —Huffington Post

“A magically written, heartbreakingly honest snapshot of the people we leave behind and those we can’t let go. . . . Caroline Leavitt is one of those fabulous, incisive writers you read and then ask yourself, Where has she been all my life?”
     —Jodi Picoult

“Caroline Leavitt is a splendid writer at the peak of her powers.”
     —Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize winner

“I have long admired Caroline Leavitt's probing insight into people, her wit and compassion, her ability to find humor in dark situations, and conversely, her tenderness towards characters.”
     —Dan Chaon

Pictures of You is a complicated and complex near mystery of a novel. . . . I found it impossible to put the book down until I finished it. Leavitt is a writer who can be trusted absolutely, and she’s created a wonderful book that’s as complicated, crushing, and joyous as life itself.”
     —Robb Forman Dew, National Book Award winner

“I was mesmerized from the opening pages. Caroline Leavitt is a masterful storyteller . . . This is a beautiful book.”
      —Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion

“Riveting and poignant and deeply moving . . . A beautiful and hypnotic exploration of the ways we heal—and, yes, the ways we don’t.”
      —Chris Bohjalian, author of Secrets of Eden

Author Bio

CAROLINE LEAVITT is the award-winning author of eight novels. Her essays and stories have been included in New York magazine, Psychology Today, More, Parenting, Redbook, and Salon. She’s a columnist for the Boston Globe, a book reviewer for People, and a writing instructor at UCLA online.

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