The Secrets She Keeps

The Secrets She Keeps

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From bestselling author Deb Caletti comes a beautiful and profound novel of three women coming to terms with love and marriage--sure to move and delight fans of Kristin Hannah, Liane Moriarty, and Anna Quindlen.

"You don't grow up on a divorce ranch and not learn to take a vow seriously."

When Callie McBride finds a woman's phone number written on a scrap of paper her husband has thrown away, she thinks that her marriage is over. Callie flees to Nevada and her Aunt Nash's Tamarosa Ranch, where she's shocked to see that the place of so many happy childhood memories is in disrepair. Worse, Aunt Nash is acting bizarrely--hoarding stacks of old photographs, burying a book in the yard, and railing against Kit Covey, a handsome government park ranger who piques Callie's interest.

But Aunt Nash may prove to be saner than she seems once Callie pulls back the curtain on Tamarosa's heyday--the 1940s and '50s, when high-society and Hollywood women ventured to the ranch for quickie divorces and found a unique sisterhood--and uncovers a secret promise Nash made to her true love. Callie will come to see is that no life is ever ordinary. No story of love is, either.

Praise for The Secrets She Keeps

"Caletti once again combines interesting characters, pitch-perfect dialogue, and an intriguing plot to tell a deeply memorable story. Her latest is a thoughtful exploration of love and marriage and the power of family and friendship to help along the way." -- Booklist

"Past, present, and the strength of female friendship blend in a work billed for the Kristin Hannah-Liane Moriarty crowd." -- Library Journal

Praise for Deb Caletti's He's Gone

"Deb Caletti doesn't just make a stunning debut into adult fiction; she throws down the gauntlet. This is a mesmerizing novel." -- New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen

"Striking . . . well-written, strongly characterized and emotionally complex fiction." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [2015]
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9780345548108
Characteristics: 347 pages.


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Feb 14, 2016

I have to say I enjoy Calleti’s young adult novels better. This, her second book for adults, takes a look at the challenges of a long lasting marriage and how communication can break down. Callie and her sister leave their families to go help their Aunt Nash on her ranch in Nevada. Both sisters are struggling with their marriages, making it easy for them to spend time away from home. Aunt Nash is sick and focused on something that happened in 1951 but won’t share her problem with the girls. The story is a look at family history and adult relationships and how thoughtful people can repair what hurts them.

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