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Lost in the Forest - Sue Miller
Lost in the Forest
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For nearly two decades, since the publication of her iconic first novel, The Good Mother, Sue Miller has distinguished herself as one of our most elegant and widely celebrated chroniclers of family life, with a singular gift for laying bare the interior lives of her characters. In each of her... show more
For nearly two decades, since the publication of her iconic first novel, The Good Mother, Sue Miller has distinguished herself as one of our most elegant and widely celebrated chroniclers of family life, with a singular gift for laying bare the interior lives of her characters. In each of her novels, Miller has written with exquisite precision about the experience of grace in daily life–the sudden, epiphanic recognition of the extraordinary amid the ordinary–as well as the sharp and unexpected motions of the human heart away from it, toward an unruly netherworld of upheaval and desire. But never before have Miller’s powers been keener or more transfixing than they are in Lost in the Forest, a novel set in the vineyards of Northern California that tells the story of a young girl who, in the wake of a tragic accident, seeks solace in a damaging love affair with a much older man.Eva, a divorced and happily remarried mother of three, runs a small bookstore in a town north of San Francisco. When her second husband, John, is killed in a car accident, her family’s fragile peace is once again overtaken by loss. Emily, the eldest, must grapple with newfound independence and responsibility. Theo, the youngest, can only begin to fathom his father’s death. But for Daisy, the middle child, John’s absence opens up a world of bewilderment, exposing her at the onset of adolescence to the chaos and instability that hover just beyond the safety of parental love. In her sorrow, Daisy embarks on a harrowing sexual odyssey, a journey that will cast her even farther out onto the harsh promontory of adulthood and lost hope.With astonishing sensuality and immediacy, Lost in the Forest moves through the most intimate realms of domestic life, from grief and sex to adolescence and marriage. It is a stunning, kaleidoscopic evocation of a family in crisis, written with delicacy and masterful care. For her lifelong fans and those just discovering Sue Miller for the first time, here is a rich and gorgeously layered tale of a family breaking apart and coming back together again: Sue Miller at her inimitable best.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345469595 (0345469593)
ASIN: 345469593
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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EricaO
EricaO rated it
2.0 Lost in the Forest
I full-up admit that I wanted to read this book because the summary said the middle child in a grief-stricken family embarks upon a journey to figure out who she is and what she means to the greater world via sexual exploration with a much older man. This Lolita topic is something that always piques...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
5.0 Lost in the Forest
Audiobook.First of all, I love Blair Brown's narration. You know exactly who is speaking and the emotion that is being conveyed. I plan on making her a narrator that I seek. The story itself, wonderful. Heartbreaking at times and full of all kinds of human foibles. It's mostly about a mother, a...
Constantly Moving the Bookmark
Constantly Moving the Bookmark rated it
3.0 Lost in the Forest
This was a wonderful book. The story told by one of the characters, the youngest child of a divorced couple living in the Nappa Valley. As we listen in to her conversation with her therapist when she is an adult, she comments on the divorce of her parents, her mother's remarriage and subsequent wido...
The City Of Invention
The City Of Invention rated it
5.0 Lost in the Forest
Sue Miller is such a master of the domestic that it felt as though I was living someone's life rather than reading about it. She reminds me of Anne Tyler in that her books seem populated by nice middle class people for whom life has somehow turned sour; but this is a darker, more modern and more sex...
Nichole - Dirty H if you're nasty
Nichole - Dirty H if you're nasty rated it
3.0
I only made it through about half of this book. Not sure why... it's an interesting story, but I think I just realized at one point that I didn't really care how it ended. So I quit.
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