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

Tom Lake

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/06/2024
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Tom Lake
A new favourite!
the kind of book that I want to reread a hundred times, I want to write all over and highlight the beautiful prose, and I want to study to pull out all the... READ MORE
Libby Low
Tom Lake
A Joy of a Novel
Lara’s three children are back home. The pandemic lingers in the distance, but in the here and now, it’s cherry tree harvesting, and Lara is telling a stor... READ MORE
Jen Mackay at Windsor
Tom Lake
Summer perfection
A delightful book. There are times when you fancy a good, old-fashioned story which doesn't shock or pulverise your senses. This book is one of those stori... READ MORE
Huw  Chapman
Tom Lake
Lazy Sunny Afternoon with the perfect book.
You know those Sunday afternoons, the ones where you're sitting on the sofa with a cup of tea (that someone else made perfectly for you), the dog (or cat) ... READ MORE
Neil at Staines
Tom Lake
Gently enertaining
I found this to be a hugely entertaining read without being too challenging. It's the story of a life as Lara tells her daughters all about her life whe... READ MORE
Tracey McHardy

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: 9781526664297
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

Customer Reviews

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Tom Lake
Gentle & Heart Warming
Tom Lake is a gentle look at life in youth and family life. A lovely reflection on years past and experiences. Perfect read to snuggle up with.
Fiona Sharp
Tom Lake
Brilliant book
Absolutely fantastic. I’m an actor and a lot of these experiences are spot on. Such a lovely read. Would 100% recommend.
Edward Crook
Tom Lake
Ann Patchett can do no wrong
Honestly, when asked to describe what happens in some of Ann Pratchett's books or say what they are about, it can be hard to imagine how they can be so ent... READ MORE
Charotte Ridsdale