April 2014 Indie Next List
“A decade has passed since we fell in love with the unforgettable characters of Three Junes. In her latest, Glass gives readers another all-consuming novel, this time centered around Malachy Burns, the journalist who made a profound impact on Three Junes' beloved protagonist, Fenno McLeod. Beautifully told, this is an immensely satisfying tale of family secrets, hidden truths, and personal discovery -- a moving story that leaves the reader breathless, in awe of the author's ability to hit each and every note.”
— Anderson McKean, Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL
The award-winning author on her best subject--family secrets--in the story of a middle-aged man who searches for his father, upending relationships beyond his own and changing forever the way he fits into the world he thought he knew so well.
Kit Noonan's life is stalled: unemployed, twins to help support, a mortgage to pay--and a frustrated wife, who is certain that more than anything else, Kit needs to solve the mystery of his father's identity. He begins with a visit to his former stepfather, Jasper, a take-no-prisoners Vermont outdoorsman. But it is another person who has kept the secret: Lucinda Burns, wife of a revered senior statesman and mother of Malachy (the journalist who died of AIDS in Glass's first novel, "Three Junes"). She and her husband are the only ones who know the full story of an accident whose repercussions spread even further when Jasper introduces Lucinda to Kit. Immersing readers in a panorama that stretches from Vermont to the tip of Cape Cod, Glass weaves together the lives of Kit, Jasper, Lucinda and ultimately, Fenno McLeod, the beloved protagonist of "Three Junes" (now in his sixties). An unforgettable novel about the youthful choices that steer our destinies, the necessity of forgiveness, and the surprisingly mutable meaning of family.
About the Author
Julia Glass is the author of" Three Junes," winner of the 2002 National Book Award for Fiction; "The Whole World Over; I See You Everywhere," winner of the 2009 Binghamton University John Gardner Book Award; and "The Widower's Tale." The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliff Institute for Advanced Study, Glass lives in Massachusetts with her family.