Little Night (Hardcover)

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Sisters Clare and Anne haven't had anything to do with one another for
over 10 years; and for good reason. Clare was sent to jail for attacking
Anne's husband. She was protecting Anne from her abusive husband, and
trying to defend her niece and nephew, but when her sister takes the
stand, she doesn't stand up for Clare. In fact, she lies for her husband
and is the reason that Clare goes to jail. Convicted for assault, Clare
serves two years in jail, and when she returns to regular society
nothing feels the same. Alone, and struggling, Clare's passion for
birding which she does in the hidden wilds of Central Park and
surrounding New York City, is the one thing that brings her peace and
She is trying to put the pain of her sister's betrayal behind and move
on with her life when a note from Anne's daughter turns up on Clare's
doorstep, with the daughter following shortly behind. Once again,
everything in Clare's life changes.
A refreshing take on how families deal with bitter events from the past.
(I will confess, I was skeptical about reading a Luanne Rice novel and
finding enough "substance" for my liking. I was so glad to be wrong!)

— Jessilynn


An emotionally gripping family drama from beloved "New York Times" bestseller Luanne Rice

Clare Burke's life took a devastating turn when she tried to protect her sister, Anne, from an abusive and controlling husband and ended up serving prison time for assault. The verdict largely hinged on Anne's defense of her spouse all lies and the sisters have been estranged ever since. Nearly twenty years later, Clare is living a quiet life in Manhattan as an urban birder and nature blogger, when her niece, Grit, turns up on her doorstep.

The two long for a relationship with each other, but they ll have to dig deep into their family's difficult past in order to build one. Together they face the wounds inflicted by Anne and find in their new connection a place of healing. When Clare begins to suspect her sister might be in New York, she and her niece hold out hope for a long-awaited reunion with her.

A riveting story about women and the primal, tangled family ties that bind them together, "Little Night" marks a milestone for Luanne Rice the thirtieth novel from the author with a talent for creating stories that are "exciting, emotional, terrific" ("The New York Times Book Review").

About the Author

Luanne Rice is the author of thirty novels, twenty-two of which have been "New York Times" bestsellers. Five of her novels have become movies or mini-series, and two of her short pieces were featured in off-Broadway productions. There are more than twenty-two million copies of her books in print in twenty four territories around the world. A bi-coastal advocate of the environment, she divides her time between New York City and southern California.

Praise For…

 “Poetic and stirring…beautifully combines [Rice’s] love nature and the power of family.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

 “Best-selling author Rice’s 30th book is an outstanding read that both chills and warms the soul…highly recommended.”—Library Journal, starred review

“Never rushing her story or revelations, Rice reaches the satisfying conclusion that while wounds run deep, love runs deeper.”—Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780670023561
ISBN-10: 0670023566
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Publication Date: June 5th, 2012
Pages: 336
Language: English

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