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Miller's Valley

In a small town on the verge of big change, a young woman unearths deep secrets about her family and unexpected truths about herself. Filled with insights that are the hallmark of Anna Quindlen’s bestsellers, this novel reminds us that home and family live in our hearts forever.

For generations the Millers have lived in Miller’s Valley. Mimi Miller tells about her life, from the 1960s to the present, with intimacy and honesty, as though revealing it to the best friend she never had. As Mimi eavesdrops on her parents and quietly observes the people around her, she discovers more and more about the toxicity of family secrets, the dangers of gossip, the flaws of marriage, the inequalities of friendship, the risks of passion, loyalty and love. Home, as Mimi begins to realize, can be “a place where it’s just as easy to feel lost as it is to feel content.” Mimi’s mother struggles to maintain her family, even as her son Tommy becomes unrecognizable, her sister remains traumatized by a mysterious memory, her husband straddles two worlds, and she realizes that her daughter Mimi must escape all of them to find her own way. As Mimi comes into her own, she reminds us how fragile and exciting following a dream can be.

MILLER’S VALLEY is a masterly study of family, memory, loss, and, ultimately, discovery, of finding true identity and a new vision of home. As Mimi says, “No one ever leaves the town where they grew up, even if they go.” MILLER’S VALLEY reminds us that the place where you grew up can disappear, and the people in it too, but all will live on in your heart forever.

Audiobook available, narrated by Brittany Pressley

Miller's Valley
by Anna Quindlen

  • Publication Date: June 6, 2017
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • ISBN-10: 0812985907
  • ISBN-13: 9780812985900