The instant New York Times bestseller The Washington Post calls a âstunningâ¦superbly renderedâ novel, and Entertainment Weekly describes as âa gripping family saga, maybe the bestâ¦since The Corrections.â
Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on how much alcohol has been consumed. From an early age, Eileen wished that she lived somewhere else. She sets her sights on upper class Bronxville, New York, and an American Dream is born.
Driven by this longing, Eileen places her stock and love in Ed Leary, a handsome young scientist, and with him begins a family. Over the years Eileen encourages her husband to want more: a better job, better friends, a better house. It slowly becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper, more incomprehensive psychological shift. An inescapable darkness enters their lives, and Eileen and Ed and their son Connell try desperately to hold together a semblance of the reality they have known, and to preserve, against long odds, an idea they have cherished of the future.
Described by The New York Times Book Review as âA long, gorgeous epic, full of love and caringâ¦one of the best novels youâll read this year,â We Are Not Ourselves is a testament to our greatest desires and our greatest frailties. Through the lives of these characters, Thomas charts the story of the American Century. The result is, âstunningâ¦The joys of this book are the joys of any classic work of literatureâfor that is what this is destined to becomeâsuperbly rendered small moments that capture both an individual life and the universality of that personâs experienceâ (The Washington Post).
About: New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014 * Washington Post Top 50 Fiction List for 2014 * Entertainment Weekly Ten Best Fiction Books of 2014 * Esquire 5 Most Important Books of 2014 * Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014 * One of Janet Maslinâs Ten Favorite Books of the Year in The New York Times The instant New York Times bestseller The Washington Post calls a âstunningâ¦superbly renderedâ novel, and Entertainment Weekly describes as âa gripping family saga, maybe the bestâ¦since The Corrections.
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