By Luanne Rice
Pamela Dorman Books, Hardcover, 9780670023561, 336pp.
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
An emotionally gripping family drama from beloved "New York Times" bestseller Luanne Rice
Clare Burke's life took a devastating turn when she tried to protect her sister, Anne, from an abusive and controlling husband and ended up serving prison time for assault. The verdict largely hinged on Anne's defense of her spouse all lies and the sisters have been estranged ever since. Nearly twenty years later, Clare is living a quiet life in Manhattan as an urban birder and nature blogger, when her niece, Grit, turns up on her doorstep.
The two long for a relationship with each other, but they ll have to dig deep into their family's difficult past in order to build one. Together they face the wounds inflicted by Anne and find in their new connection a place of healing. When Clare begins to suspect her sister might be in New York, she and her niece hold out hope for a long-awaited reunion with her.
A riveting story about women and the primal, tangled family ties that bind them together, "Little Night" marks a milestone for Luanne Rice the thirtieth novel from the author with a talent for creating stories that are "exciting, emotional, terrific" ("The New York Times Book Review").
“Poetic and stirring…beautifully combines [Rice’s] love nature and the power of family.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Best-selling author Rice’s 30th book is an outstanding read that both chills and warms the soul…highly recommended.”—Library Journal, starred review
“Never rushing her story or revelations, Rice reaches the satisfying conclusion that while wounds run deep, love runs deeper.”—Booklist