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by Susan Minot

"Stunning...a powerful story." --Michiko Kakutani,
The New York Times

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    A 2007 major motion picture from Focus Features, starring Vanessa Redgrave, Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Patrick Wilson, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Eileen Atkins, Mamie Gummer, Natasha Richardson, and Hugh Dancy. Screenplay by Susan Minot and Michael Cunningham. Directed by Lajos Koltai.

    About the Book

    A New York Times Best Book of the Year

    July 1954. An island off the coast of Maine. Ann Grant--a 25-year-old New York career girl--is a bridesmaid at her best friend's lavish wedding. Also present is a man named Harris Arden, whom Ann has never met . . .

    After three marriages and five children, Ann Lord lies in an upstairs bedroom of a house in Cambridge, Massachusetts. What comes to her, eclipsing a stream of doctor's visits and friends stopping by and grown children overheard whispering from the next room, is a rush of memories from a weekend 40 years ago in Maine, when she fell in love with a passion that even now throws a shadow onto the rest of her life. In Evening, Susan Minot gives us a novel of spellbinding power on the nature of memory and love.

    "Exquisite...a beautifully realized work." --The Boston Globe

    "Powerful...evocative.... It's a marvel that [Minot has] done all this in one novel, and done it so well." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

    "Her best work yet. Assured, supple, exhilarating in its nerve and cool momentum." --Joan Didion

    About the Author

    Susan Minot was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Her first novel, Monkeys, was published in a dozen countries and received the Prix Femina Étranger in France. She is the author of Lust & Other Stories, Folly, Poems 4 A.M., and Rapture, and she wrote the screenplay for Bernardo Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty. She lives on an island in Maine.



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