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Exquisite! A gorgeously observed account of one woman’s life, lived in our era of global reach . . . of domestic worries and domestic triumphs too.” —Robin Black, author of Life Drawing

Mary Cassatt Miller falls for famous photojournalist Ethan Graham. For months at a time, Ethan’s work takes him to Afghanistan, and Cass, who’s passionate about her job in Atlanta, wants a husband who comes home at night. Then, there’s the issue of family—he wants one; she doesn’t.

What they do want is a life together, so Ethan agrees that after three years, he will stop traveling—whether Cass agrees to children or not. But for Cass, who grew up with a mother who didn’t want her and a father who was never home, even thinking about children troubles her.

Nine weeks before their third anniversary, Cass wonders whether Ethan will try to squeeze in one final trip to Afghanistan. When he does, she’s unsure if he will ever give up the work he loves. And if he won’t, well, she will not repeat the life her parents had. As the clock counts down, it doesn’t help that Singer, the artist-bartender, is always in Atlanta, and the enthralling Setara, the subject of Ethan’s most famous photograph, is also his business partner. Then, a new danger in Afghanistan changes everything . . .

2020 IPPY Award Winner for Literary Fiction

2020 NIEA Winner for General Fiction and Best Cover

“Cynthia Newberry Martin is a tremendous writer, with a Woolfian talent for taking the full measure of small moments. Her work is both subtle and revelatory, and I’ve been waiting a long time for this book.” —Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781732676831
Publisher: Bonhomie Press
Publication Date: August 10th, 2019