Emily, Alone

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Emily, Alone

By Stewart O'Nan

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143120490, 255pp.

Publication Date: December 27, 2011

A bittersweet tale of love and longing from the bestselling author of "Last Night at the Lobster."

Look out for "City of Secrets" coming from Viking on April 26, 2016

Once again making the ordinary and overlooked not merely visible but vital to understanding our own lives, Stewart O'Nan confirms his position as an American master with "Emily, Alone." A sequel to the bestselling, much-beloved "Wish You Were Here," O'Nan's intimate novel follows Emily Maxwell, a widow whose grown children have long departed. She dreams of visits from her grandchildren while mourning the turnover of her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood. When her sister-in-law and sole companion, Arlene, faints at their favorite breakfast buffet, Emily's life changes in unexpected ways. As she grapples with her new independence, she discovers a hidden strength and realizes that life always offers new possibilities.

About the Author
Stewart O Nan s award-winning fiction includes "Snow Angels", "A Prayer for the Dying", "Last Night at the Lobster", and "Emily, Alone". His most recent novel, "The Odds", was hailed by The Boston Globe" as a gorgeous fable, a stunning meditation and a hope-filled Valentine. "Granta" named him one of America s Best Young Novelists.He was born and raised and lives in Pittsburgh.