A New York Times Book of the YearDAILY MAIL ‘BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR TO GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS’SUNDAY EXPRESS’ S MAGAZINE ‘WINTER WARMERS’GOOD HOUSEKEEPING ‘BEST BOOKS OF 2020’ ONLINE‘One of the most emotionally truthful novels I have ever read’ DAISY BUCHANAN‘Almost every line glows with even-handed wisdom – a superb novel, beautifully put together’ DAILY MAIL‘An invaluably moving book’ JULIET NICOLSON‘One to read first for the story and then to re-read at leisure and marvel at how real these people feel’ ERIN KELLY‘Penetrating, intelligent, humane, funny too … Smart and powerfully alive’ TESSA HADLEYAnnie is not the first love of Graham’s life but she is, he thinks, his last and greatest. Very recently, he has faltered; but he means to put it right. Here they are in marriage, in late middle age, in comfort. Mismatched, and yet so well matched: the bookseller with his appetite, his conviviality, his bigness; the photographer with her delicacy, her astuteness, her reserve. The children are offstage, grown up and scattered on either coast; Graham’s first wife, Frieda, is peaceably in their lives, but not between them. Then the unthinkable happens. Now Annie stumbles in the dark: did she know all there was to know about the man who loved her? If no marriage is without its small indiscretions, how great does a betrayal have to be to be to break it? A novel about marriage, family, secrets and love, Monogamy confirms Sue Miller’s place among the greatest writers at work in America today.
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