Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143120490, 255pp.
Publication Date: December 27, 2011
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.