Hidden

by McKenzie, Catherine,

Format: Print Book [2013]
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 6 copies
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Summary
While walking home from work one evening, Jeff Manning is struck by a car and killed. Two women fall to pieces at the news: his wife, Claire, and his co-worker Tish. Reeling from her loss, Claire must comfort her grieving son as well as contend with funeral arrangements, well-meaning family members, and the arrival of Jeff's estranged brother, who was her ex-boyfriend. Tish volunteers to attend the funeral on her company's behalf, but only she knows the true risk of inserting herself into the wreckage of Jeff's life. Told through the three voices of Jeff, Tish, and Claire, Hidden explores the complexity of relationships, the repercussions of our personal choices, and the responsibilities we have to the ones we love.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In McKenzie's delicate, honest exploration of secrets, family, and the varied meanings of true love, the lives of two women intersect in ways they neither planned nor wished for when the man connecting them is suddenly killed. Claire and Tish don't know one another, but the man they share needs equally important things from each of them. When Claire first met Jeff, she was dating his brother. Despite eventually becoming Jeff's wife and the mother of his child, Jeff always harbored the fear that he was Claire's second choice. When he and coworker Tish recognize each other as kindred spirits, a love affair emerges that is theirs alone to define. After Jeff's death, Claire starts to ferret out the truth of her husband's relationship to Tish, forcing Tish to decide whether to honor Jeff's memory by destroying the lives of everyone connected to them both or staying silent. Told from alternating viewpoints, the narrative and the perhaps unexpected ending allow readers to get a deeper glimpse into each character, expanding them beyond the caricatures they might otherwise have been.--Trevelyan, Julie Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Grief -- Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher Boston :[2013]
Language English
Notes Includes book club questions (pages 291-292).
Description 292 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780544264977 (hardcover)
0544264975 (hardcover)
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