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Tom Lake : a novel / Ann Patchett.

Patchett, Ann, (author.).


In the spring of 2020, Lara’s three daughters return to the family's orchard in Northern Michigan. While picking cherries, they beg their mother to tell them the story of Peter Duke, a famous actor with whom she shared both a stage and a romance years before at a theater company called Tom Lake. As Lara recalls the past, her daughters examine their own lives and relationship with their mother, and are forced to reconsider the world and everything they thought they knew. Tom Lake is a meditation on youthful love, married love, and the lives parents have led before their children were born. Both hopeful and elegiac, it explores what it means to be happy even when the world is falling apart. As in all of her novels, Ann Patchett combines compelling narrative artistry with piercing insights into family dynamics. The result is a rich and luminous story, told with profound intelligence and emotional subtlety, that demonstrates once again why she is one of the most revered and acclaimed literary talents working today.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063335233
  • ISBN: 0063335239
  • Physical Description: 309 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2023]

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General Note:
Originally published in hardcover: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2023.
Subject: Actors > Fiction.
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Orchards > Fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
Michigan > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Domestic fiction.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Headingley Municipal Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Headingley Municipal Library PAT (Text) 36440000283178 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2023-10-11

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