Is This Tomorrow

Is This Tomorrow

By Caroline Leavitt

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Paperback, 9781616200541, 360pp.

Publication Date: May 2013


In 1956, Ava Lark rents a house with her twelve-year-old son, Lewis, in a desirable Boston suburb. Ava is beautiful, divorced, Jewish, and a working mom. She finds her neighbors less than welcoming. Lewis yearns for his absent father, befriending the only other fatherless kids: Jimmy and Rose. One afternoon, Jimmy goes missing. The neighborhood in the throes of Cold War paranoia seizes the opportunity to further ostracize Ava and her son.Years later, when Lewis and Rose reunite to untangle the final pieces of the tragic puzzle, they must decide: Should you tell the truth even if it hurts those you love, or should some secrets remain buried?

About the Author
Caroline Leavitt is the author of several novels, including "Girls in Trouble" and "Coming Back to Me". She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, with her husband Jeff and their son Max.

Praise For Is This Tomorrow

"Not only is [Leavitt] an incredibly accomplished novelist, she's also a crackerjack human being." --The Huffington Post

"Leavitt has a way of crafting the loveliest novels out of tragedy ... It's her examination of loss, grief, and disappointment that will engross readers." --Booklist

"This tale of domestic suspense builds to a shocking climax and will appeal to anyone immersed in suburban lore." --Library Journal