Told in alternating points of view...[t]he first section introduces Sylvie's, as she deals with her ill, demanding mother, her daughter Eve's developing anorexia, and her husband's prolonged work trips.... The next section shifts to Maggie who lives on the other side of the country,...a society wife...[who] sedulously hides her humble origins. When Eve meets Grace through a mutual friend in New York, a life-changing secret is revealed.... Verdict: This gripping story is ultimately one of redemption. Green's many fans won't be disappointed. —Kristen Stewart, Pearland Lib., Brazoria Cty. Lib. System, TX
...Sylvie has a good life. Her daughter Eve will head off to college soon, and her second husband, Mark, may be ready to settle down into a sales manager position.... Yet all is not well, not well at all.... One fateful weekend, Eve goes to an all-girls party in New York City, where she meets a kindred spirit, Grace, and the two girls swiftly abandon the others to their partying. Grace takes Eve home, where...Eve sees a photograph that will ruin two families. Riddled with coincidences and unlikely secrets, Green's (Another Piece of My Heart, 2012, etc.) latest still manages to explore complex family dynamics with warmth. An inverted fairy tale in which the happily-ever-after occurs without the prince.
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