25 Books to Read This December
Gorgeous gift books, mesmerizing memoirs, phenomenal fiction and more reads to cozy up with this winter. Want more stories like this delivered to your inbox? Sign up for the Oprah's Book Club Newsletter!
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In works that resonate with quiet power and a reverence for life’s
deepest mysteries, Patchett is an adept and nuanced explorer of the
heart, a writer who exposes her characters’ flaws and foibles in ways
that make us love them all the more. In her latest novel, she excavates
the harrowing histories of two households torn apart by adultery, and
the awkwardly reconstituted families that emerge. A perspicacious novel
that cuts to the bone, and makes us at once ache for youth and feel
grateful that its sweet pain is behind us.