• Tom Lake
  • Tom Lake
  • Tom Lake
  • Tom Lake
  • Tom Lake
  • Tom Lake
  • Tom Lake
  • Tom Lake

Tom Lake

Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 01/08/2023
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Tom Lake
Perfect in every way
I love Ann Patchett and her ability to turn a simple story into something epic. Tom Lake is a gentle story of a woman’s past and present, told to her three... READ MORE
Jo
Tom Lake
The perfect book for any time
This was the book I needed. Beautifully written, easy to read, a good, strong, interesting story and I looked forward to reading it every day. Lara is a... READ MORE
Danielle
Tom Lake
Unputdownable!
I adored reading this nostalgic and hazy novel, it is my first Ann Patchett and I am certain it won't be my last! If you enjoy a deliciously juicy plot ... READ MORE
Emily

Synopsis

In the spring of 2020, Lara's three daughters return to the family's orchard in Northern Michigan. While picking cherries, they beg their mother to tell them the story of Peter Duke, a famous actor with whom she shared both a stage and a romance years before at a theater company called Tom Lake. As Lara recalls the past, her daughters examine their own lives and relationship with their mother, and are forced to reconsider the world and everything they thought they knew. Tom Lake is a meditation on youthful love, married love, and the lives parents have led before their children were born. Both hopeful and elegiac, it explores what it means to be happy even when the world is falling apart. As in all of her novels, Ann Patchett combines compelling narrative artistry with piercing insights into family dynamics. The result is a rich and luminous story, told with profound intelligence and emotional subtlety, that demonstrates once again why she is one of the most revered and acclaimed literary talents working today.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781526664273
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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Tom Lake
Enchanting storytelling..
First of all, I have to be honest that I’m biased writing a review of an Ann Patchett novel. Her gentle deep exploration of human kindness and complexities... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley
Tom Lake
Captivating lyrical storytelling at its finest
Spring 2020 and the middle of the pandemic, Lara’s three daughters find themselves back home on their parent’s farm helping with the cherry harvest. To hel... READ MORE
Mrs G Librarian
Tom Lake
Romance in Real Life
I savoured this book. I just didn't want to finish it. Toggling backwards and forwards in time, this tells the story of Lara, then a young, up and coming s... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley
Tom Lake
A slow burner
I was sent a copy of Tom Lake by Ann Patchett to read and review by NetGalley. This novel is a very slow burner from start to finish. It is tender, poign... READ MORE
lesleys
Tom Lake
Wish I hadn't started with this one
My first Ann Patchett novel and I wish I hadn't started with this one because I found it boring, implausible and overly long. The main love interest is tho... READ MORE
Belinda Rhodes
Tom Lake
The audio was absolutely wonderful
I listened to this book on audio and would absolutely recommend, don’t get me wrong- I am sure this book is great in written form too but Meryl Streep just... READ MORE
Evie Smith