Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart

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Liza Gyllenhaal has charmed readers with her "gripping and deeply perceptive" (Ben Sherwood, Author of "Charlie St. Cloud") novels. Now the author of "A Place for Us" brings us a captivating new story about a woman's struggle to rebuild her life after scandal destroys her marriage....
After her accountant husband disappears with millions of dollars stolen from his company's clients, Alice Hyatt flees New York City and moves to her family's longtime summer home in a small town in western Massachusetts. There she begins to make a new start, reconnecting with old friends and finding peace--and a growing sense of pride--as a landscape architect.
When extremely wealthy newcomer Graham Mackenzie asks her to design an elaborate garden for him, she can't turn down the opportunity despite misgivings about Mackenzie's energy company, which specializes in the controversial practice of fracking.
But just as the project nears completion, she learns Mackenzie's offer is not all that it seems. Once again, Alice finds herself embroiled in someone else's crimes, this time putting her newfound success--and possibly her life--in jeopardy....
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Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 116 x 228 x 19mm | 272g
  • English
  • 0451466705
  • 9780451466709

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Praise for the novels of Liza Gyllenhaal

"Gyllenhaal has written a lyrical, psychologically astute, heart-stoppingly suspenseful novel about what it means to be part of a family."--Ellen Feldman, author of "Next to Love"

"Gyllenhaal's novel is a snapshot of a family and a community in crisis. It is a thought-provoking, all-too-familiar story of young people attempting to navigate the often treacherous road to adulthood and adults attempting to parent on an equally dangerous path."--"Booklist"

"Unexpected, jarring and beautiful...Gyllenhaal demonstrates a deft hand at lyrical writing that subtly balances metaphors, philosophical realizations, and the realistic complexity of emotions."--"Berkshire Eagle"

"This is a book to savor."--"Publishers Weekly"

"Gripping and deeply perceptive...Small-town life and work are rendered in vivid detail, as are the memorable characters who come alive in the hands of a gifted new writer."--Ben Sherwood, author of "Charlie St. Cloud"
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About Liza Gyllenhaal

Liza Gyllenhaal is the author of "A Place for Us, Local Knowledge," and "So Near." She and her husband divide their time between New York City and the Berkshire Hills in Massachusetts.
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135 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 21% (28)
4 36% (49)
3 35% (47)
2 7% (9)
1 1% (2)
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