The Imposter Bride

The Imposter Bride

By Nancy Richler

St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9781250043078, 360pp.

Publication Date: February 4, 2014


In the wake of World War II, a young, enigmatic woman named Lily arrives in Montreal on her own, expecting to be married to a man she's never met. But, upon seeing her at the train station, Sol Kramer turns her down. Out of pity, his brother Nathan decides to marry her instead, and pity turns into a deep and doomed love. It is immediately clear that Lily is not who she claims to be. Her attempt to live out her life as Lily Kramer shatters when she disappears, leaving a new husband and a baby daughter with only a diary, a large uncut diamond--and a need to find the truth.

Who is Lily and what happened to the young woman whose identity she stole? Why has she left and where did she go? It's up to the daughter Lily abandoned to find the answers to these questions, as she searches for the mother she may never truly know, in "The Imposter Bride "by Nancy Richler.

*Winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award
*Short-listed for the 2012 Giller Prize.

About the Author
NANCY RICHLER s short fiction has been published in various American and Canadian literary journals, including Room of One s Own (now Room), The New Quarterly, Prairie Fire, Another Chicago Magazine, and The Journey Prize Anthology. Her first novel, Throwaway Angels, was shortlisted for the 1997 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel. Her second novel, Your Mouth Is Lovely, won the 2003 Canadian Jewish Book Award for fiction and Italy s 2004 Adei-Wizo Literary Prize. It has been translated into seven languages. Born in Montreal, Nancy lived for many years in Vancouver and has recently returned to her hometown. Visit her online at