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By Ann Hood

A subtle and suspenseful novel concerning the poignant lives of 2 girls dwelling in numerous eras.

at the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, an uncompromising younger spouse and mom enthusiastic about the glamour of Jackie O, struggles over the choice of no matter if to stick in a loveless marriage or stick with the guy she loves and whose child she can be sporting. many years previous, in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary author, is looking for her lover who disappeared within the nice San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. through telling the tales of the useless, Vivien not just is helping others deal with their grief but additionally starts to appreciate the devastation of her personal bad loss. The miraculous connection among Claire and Vivien will switch the lifetime of one in every of them in unforeseen and striking methods. half literary secret and half love tale, The Obituary Writer examines expectancies of marriage and love, the jobs of other halves and moms, and the sentiments of grief, remorse, and wish.

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