A New York Times Book of the YearDAILY MAIL ‘BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR TO GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS’SUNDAY EXPRESS’ S MAGAZINE ‘WINTER WARMERS’GOOD HOUSEKEEPING ‘BEST BOOKS OF 2020′ ONLINE’One of the most emotionally truthful novels I have ever read’ DAISY BUCHANAN’Almost every line glows with even-handed wisdom – a superb novel, beautifully put together’ DAILY MAIL’An invaluably moving book’ JULIET NICOLSON’One to read first for the story and then to re-read at leisure and marvel at how real these people feel’ ERIN KELLY’Penetrating, intelligent, humane, funny too …
Smart and powerfully alive’ TESSA HADLEYAnnie is not the first love of Graham’s life but she is, he thinks, his last and greatest.
Very recently, he has faltered; but he means to put it right.
Here they are in marriage, in late middle age, in comfort.
Mismatched, and yet so well matched: the bookseller with his appetite, his conviviality, his bigness; the photographer with her delicacy, her astuteness, her reserve.
The children are offstage, grown up and scattered on either coast; Graham’s first wife, Frieda, is peaceably in their lives, but not between them.
Then the unthinkable happens. Now Annie stumbles in the dark: did she know all there was to know about the man who loved her?
If no marriage is without its small indiscretions, how great does a betrayal have to be to be to break it?
A novel about marriage, family, secrets and love, Monogamy confirms Sue Miller’s place among the greatest writers at work in America today.