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Book of The Week: The Forgotten Waltz
Every week, we'll be letting you know about new releases the editors at O and Oprah.com couldn't stop reading. On sale today, the powerful, passionate novel:
The Forgotten Waltz
by Anne Enright
Why we picked it up: We'll never forget Enright's painful but exquisite Booker prize-winning, The Gathering, which explored how a family secret (involving a young child) can ripple through the generations.
The beginning that will make you gasp: Nine-year-old Evie claps with delight as her father kisses a woman (Gina, our narrator) in her bedroom, while, downstairs, completely unaware, her mother calls for her—ouch.
Where you'll travel: From the snow globe of Dublin to windy Irish seaside.
The moment that explains adultery: "'When can I see you?' he said. The pain I felt was so sudden and unexpected, it was like being shot. I looked down the length of myself, as if to share the news with my body."
What O reviewers learned (as we all do at one time or another in our lives): Love can be miraculous—and still destroy everything in its path.
The full review of The Forgotten Waltz.
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