Tomorrow

Tomorrow

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
In his first novel since The Light of Day, the Booker Prize–winning author gives us a luminous tale about the closest of human bonds.

On a midsummer’s night Paula Hook lies awake; Mike, her husband of twenty-five years, asleep beside her; her teenage twins, Nick and Kate, sleeping in nearby rooms. The next day, she knows, will redefine all of their lives. A revelation lies in store. Her children’s future lies before them. The house holds the family’s history and fate.

Recalling the years before and after her children were born, Paula begins a story that is both a glowing celebration of love possessed and a moving acknowledgment of the fear of loss, of the fragilities, illusions, and secrets on which even our most intimate sense of who we are can rest. As day draws nearer, Paula’s intensely personal thoughts touch on all our tomorrows.

Brilliantly distilling half a century into one suspenseful night, as tender in its tone as it is deep in its soundings, Tomorrow is an eloquent exploration of couples, parenthood, and selfhood, and a unique meditation on the mystery of happiness.

Baker & Taylor
On a midsummer's night, Paula lies awake, her husband of twenty-five years asleep beside her and her teenage children in nearby rooms, anticipating the coming of the next day, when a revelation will redefine all their lives, in a poignant novel of the fragilities of relationships, the fear of loss and illusions, the bonds of family, and the nature of happiness. By the Booker Prize-winning author of Last Orders. 50,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
On a midsummer's night Paula lies awake, Mike, her husband of twenty-five years asleep beside her, her two teenage children, Nick and Kate, sleeping in nearby rooms. The next day, she knows, will redefine all their lives.
Recalling the years before and after her children were born, she begins a story which is both a glowing celebration of love possessed and a moving acknowledgement of the fear of loss, of the fragilities, illusions and secrets on which even our most intimate sense of who we are can rest.
It is 1995. A revelation lies in store. Her children's future lies before them. The house holds a family's history and fate. As a millennium draws to its close, and as day draws nearer, Paula's intensely personal thoughts touch on all our tomorrows.

Baker
& Taylor

On a midsummer's night, Paula lies awake, her husband of twenty-five years asleep beside her and her teenage children in nearby rooms, anticipating the coming of the next day, when a revelation will redefine all their lives.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780307266903
0307266907
Branch Call Number: F SWI
Characteristics: 255 p. ; 20 cm

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avonne65
Apr 20, 2018

I personally did not like the point of view and the author's style. I was unable to finish the novel because I got so bored reading of it. The mother was protecting the kids from this "secret" between her and her husband, and now she thinks they are grown up enough to know it that will change their life forever. It was a long buildup to know what exactly it is she's going to tell them, and I was too disinterested to even find out what it was. She discusses her personal life of her youth and view points on sexuality I just found it awkward and strange to even read it let alone think she would say this aloud to her kids.. just not my style!

Cathy Nov 12, 2007

Interesting concept--having the whole story take place in one evening. I felt the "secret" was not as earth-shattering as one would expect.

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