Coming Back to Me
By Caroline Leavitt
(St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9780312305543, 320pp.)
Publication Date: September 2003
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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It can take a long time to build up a life, and only moments to destroy it. Gary and Molly met in the way couples do: after a long haul of being single, quickly becoming soulmates and rejoicing in that fact. Beautiful, red-haired Molly ignites a fire in Gary and he eases the pain she feels about her past. Starting a family is something they both want badly to do, and with great joy Molly finds herself pregnant.
When she leaves for the hospital that things start to go seriously wrong. Just a few weeks later Gary is alone with a newborn and a mountain of medical bills he has no means to pay for. Desperate for help, he calls on Molly's long estranged sister, Suzanne.
From Sue Miller to Elizabeth Berg, bestselling authors have tackled the challenges of love and marriage. Caroline Leavitt claims the turf in her own exciting way, twisting and turning a medical nightmare into an opportunity for redemption and hope.
Caroline Leavitt, a columnist for The Boston Globe, is the author of six previous novels. Her essays, articles and short stories have appeared in Salon, Redbook, McCall's, The San Francisco Chronicle, and more. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey with her husband, author Jeff Tamarkin, and their young son.
"A gripping tale of a young family in crisis."
"Readers who wait impatiently for the next Jane Hamilton or Sue Miller will find another favorite in Caroline Leavitt."
-Katherine Weber, author of The Music Lesson
"[T]ender...Leavitt conjures up a cast of nuanced characters."
"A heart-wrenching work about family love and encroaching tragedy that will keep readers engrossed until its final pages."
"Leavitt's devotion to her central characters...gives the story a certain gravity."
"Human nature can run from Caroline Leavitt but cannot hide. She knows people, their fears, their blunders, and their reformation, and she tells them plain."
-Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean
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