A national bestseller adapted into a movie starring Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon Anywhere But Here is the heart-rending tale of a mother and daughter. A moving, often comic portrait of wise child Ann August and her mother, Adele, a larger-than-life American dreamer, the novel follows the two women as they travel through the landscape of their often conflicting ambitions. A brilliant exploration of the perennial urge to keep moving, even at the risk of profound disorientation, Anywhere But Here is a story about the things we do for love, and a powerful study of familial bonds.
About the Author
Mona Simpson is the author ofAnywhere But Here, The Lost Father, A Regular Guy, Off Keck Road, andMy Hollywood.Off Keck Roadwon the Heartland Prize from theChicago Tribune and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. She has received a Whiting Writers Award, a Guggenheim grant, a Lila Wallace Readers Digest Writers Award, and, recently, a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Simpson is on the faculty at UCLA and also teaches at Bard College. www.monasimpson.com"