Thursday, January 17, 2019
The Last Romantics By Tara Conklin GIVEAWAY!
When the renowned poet Fiona Skinner is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, The Love Poem, she tells her audience a story about her family and a betrayal that reverberates through time.
It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and a brief variation forever known as the Pause: a free and feral summer in a middle-class Connecticut town. Caught between the predictable life they once led and an uncertain future that stretches before them, the Skinner siblings—fierce Renee, sensitive Caroline, golden boy Joe and watchful Fiona—emerge from the Pause staunchly loyal and deeply connected. Two decades later, the siblings find themselves once again confronted with a family crisis that tests the strength of these bonds and forces them to question the life choices they’ve made and ask what, exactly, they will do for love.
A sweeping yet intimate epic about one American family, The Last Romantics is an unforgettable exploration of the ties that bind us together, the responsibilities we embrace and the duties we resent, and how we can lose—and sometimes rescue—the ones we love. A novel that pierces the heart and lingers in the mind, it is also a beautiful meditation on the power of stories—how they navigate us through difficult times, help us understand the past, and point the way toward our future
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Tara Conklin was born on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands and raised in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Yale University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and New York University School of Law. A joint US-UK citizen, Tara now lives with her family in Seattle. Her first novel, The House Girl, was a NYTimes bestseller, #1 IndieNext pick and Target Book Club pick.
A story about family, love, loss, and of course forgiveness.
The inspiration "The Love Poem" is something I can't wait to hear your thoughts on after you have read this one. Conklin is an author to watch out for. I can't wait to read more of her books in the future.
I think you find this a good afternoon read.
I gave this book 4 stars and I hope that you enjoy it.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.