Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear (Paperback)

By Katharine Weber

Picador, 9780312143831, 272pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1996

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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1995

Harriet Rose, twenty-six, is an American photographer just winning recognition for her work. A travel fellowship brings her to visit her best friend and former roommate, Anne Gordon, in Switzerland. In an ongoing letter to her boyfriend, Harriet reports on strange developments in Anne's life, most notably her affair with a much older married man, which seems to be leading to a disastrous conclusion. Before she can rescue Anne, events take a series of unexpected turns, and Harriet must reexamine her own life and past, and come to terms with the difficulties and possibilities of human relationships.

About the Author

Katharine Weber lives in Connecticut.

Praise For Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

"With vibrancy and a steady barrage of linguistic bio, . . . Weber provides a blend of artistry and insight far beyond what we usually see in a first novel."—Andy Solomon, The San Francisco Chronicle

"Wonderfully complex characters, witty prose, ironic situations and tragic consequences . . . It's Weber's control of the language that holds this cleverly touching book together."—Jean Blish Siers, Charlotte Observer

"Engaging . . . Ms. Weber's nuanced renderings of childhood traumas, of families in crisis and of Harriet's grandmother are impressive."—Elizabeth Benedict, The New York Times Book Review

"An amazing first novel . . . wise, flippant, deep, witty—characteristics which are seldom found together. It is also a good story."—Madeleine L'Engle