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Bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry is back witha powerful novel about the stories we tell and the people we trust.Eve and Cooper Morrison are Savannah’s power couple. They’re on every artistic board and deeply involved in the community. She owns and operates a letterpress studio specializing in the handmade; he runs a digital magazine featuring all things southern gentlemen. The perfect juxtaposition of the old and the new, Eve and Cooper are the beautiful people. The lucky ones. And they have the wealth and name that comes from being part of an old Georgia family. But things may not be as good as they seem. Eve’s sister, Willa, is staying with the family until she gets “back on her feet.” Their daughter, Gwen, is all adolescent rebellion. And Cooper thinks Eve works too much. Still, the Morrison marriage is strong. After twenty-one years together, Eve and Cooper know each other. They count on each other. They know what to expect. But when Cooper and Willa are involved in a car accident, the questions surrounding the event bring the family close to breaking point. Sifting between the stories—what Cooper says, what Willa remembers, what the evidence indicates—Eve has to find out what really happened. And what she’s going to do about it.A riveting story about the power of truth, The Stories we Tell will open your eyes and rearrange your heart.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Stories We Tell by Patti Callahan Henry
Reading Patti Callahan Henry is like taking a breath of fresh air when you need it the most. Her stories are charming and deeply thoughtful, the kind that are impossible to put down.
“The Stories We Tell,” is a book that is hard to describe. The writing is beautiful and the plot is much different than expected once you get into the heart of the story. There are a lot of fictional accounts of family and the issues that families face, but this one was so finely crafted and emotional that no matter what I say in this review, it will not do it justice.
If you like stories where the main character lets you in fully, to their heart, to their world and lets you see the side of them that most books do not, this would be an excellent choice. Right up to the last page I wasn’t sure exactly what was going to happen.
This book has a bit of mystery in it as well as a strong foundation of family and friendships. I loved that the author gave the main character such an unusual profession. The business she ran tied perfectly into the feeling of this novel.
Overall, this was an immensely satisfying read by an author who I believe is only getting started wowing us with her abilities. If you are looking for a great book, this is it.
This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.