If I Forget You

If I Forget You

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"Thomas Christopher Greene's If I Forget You is the most moving and beautifully-written love story I've read since Cold Mountain."--Howard Frank Mosher, author of God's Kingdom

Two former lovers reconnect in this beautiful and haunting tale of great lost love from the critically acclaimed author of The Headmaster's Wife

Deeply affecting and compulsively readable, The Headmaster's Wife was a breakout book for Thomas Christopher Greene. Now, Greene returns with a beautifully written, emotional new novel perfect for his growing audience.

Twenty-one years after they were driven apart by circumstances beyond their control, two former lovers have a chance encounter on a Manhattan street. What follows is a tense, suspenseful exploration of the many facets of enduring love. Told from altering points of view through time, If I Forget You tells the story of Henry Gold, a poet whose rise from poverty embodies the American dream, and Margot Fuller, the daughter of a prominent, wealthy family, and their unlikely, star-crossed love affair, complete with the secrets they carry when they find each other for the second time.

Written in lyrical prose, If I Forget You is at once a great love story, a novel of marriage, manners, and family, a meditation on the nature of art, a moving elegy to what it means to love and to lose, and how the choices we make can change our lives forever.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 244 pages
  • 147 x 216 x 23mm | 318g
  • Thomas Dunne Books
  • New York
  • English
  • 1250072786
  • 9781250072788
  • 1,020,446

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"We all want to believe, don t we, that a lost love will find us again, and change everything? Thomas Christopher Greene s "If I Forget You" is just that, Romeo and Juliet, if they had lived, Rhett and Scarlet, if she hadn t been so blind, and Rick and Ilsa, if the world hadn t been at war. Romantic, full of yearning, and hopeful, this is an unapologetically passionate tale about the kind of enduring love we dream about when we are young." Robin Oliveira, "New York Times" bestselling author of "My Name is Mary Sutter" and" I Always Loved You""
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About Thomas Christopher Greene

THOMAS CHRISTOPHER GREENE is the author of four previous novels: Mirror Lake; I'll Never Be long Gone;Envious Moon and The Headmaster's Wife. His fiction has been translated into 13 languages. In 2008, Tom founded Vermont College of Fine Arts, a top graduate fine arts college, making him the youngest college president in the country at the time. He lives and works in Vermont.
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1,862 ratings
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2 11% (210)
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