Those We Love Most
Drawing on some of my personal experiences, THOSE WE LOVE MOST explores the ways in which a close-knit family is broken and made whole again after one pivotal moment results in the ultimate tragedy.
On a warm June day, Maura Corrigan is walking with her nine-year-old son, James, as he rides his bike to school when the unthinkable happens. He darts on to the street and is hit by Alex, a 17-year-old neighbor. What unfolds in the wake of the accident is an intricate web of relationships, secrets, and betrayals that ultimately create a story of resilience.
Told through the perspectives of two generations within the family, THOSE WE LOVE MOST chronicles how an unimaginable sudden twist of fate forces each family member to confront their choices, examine their mistakes, and fight for their most valuable relationships. It raises the age-old question: Why do we hurt the ones we love?
At once thoughtful, penetrating and engrossing, the characters live with you long after you’ve finished the novel. This debut family saga that will satisfy readers of The Summer We Fell Apart, We Were the Mulvaneys, and Saint Maybe.
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"..THOSE WE LOVE MOST and it grabbed me from the first page.."—Gayle King, O, The Oprah Magazine, September 2012
"Overall, this is solid contemporary fiction, sure to please readers who enjoy Sue Monk Kidd and Anna Quindlen."-Library Journal Book Review, July 2012
"THOSE WE LOVE MOST becomes..fresher, sharper and more indelible."-Entertainment Weekly, September 2012
"Woodruff proves herself as a novelist by keeping us turning pages to find out."-People Magazine, September 17, 2012--4 Stars!