In 1956, Ava Lark rents a house with her twelve-year-old son, Lewis, in a desirable Boston suburb. Ava is beautiful, divorced, Jewish, and a working mom. She finds her neighbors less than welcoming. Lewis yearns for his absent father, befriending the only other fatherless kids: Jimmy and Rose. One afternoon, Jimmy goes missing. The neighborhood-in the throes of Cold War paranoia-seizes the opportunity to further ostracize Ava and her son.Years later, when Lewis and Rose reunite to untangle the final pieces of the tragic puzzle, they must decide: Should you tell the truth even if it hurts those you love, or should some secrets remain buried?
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Is This Tomorrow is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. as well as a May Indie Next Pick, a Women's National Book Association Great Group Reads, and the winner of an Audiofile Earphones Award.From the Back Cover:
A New York Times and USA Today bestseller
"Riveting-" Vanity Fair Hot Type
"Leavitt builds tremendous suspense while remaining as concerned with character as she is with plot."
"An arresting portrait of bygone America." Skip Horack, The San Francisco Chronicle
"A page-turning heartbreaker." Kit Reed, The Miami Herald
"Guaranteed to tantalize this bestselling author's avid readership." The Washington Post "
"An eminently satisfying read." Kathryn Lang, The Boston Globe
"More shocking than a conspiracy theory." New Jersey Monthly
"Leavitt's 10th novel is a triumph. The story at times brings to mind Dennis Lehane's masterful Mystic River. Though all of Leavitt's novels have been superb and highly acclaimed, it strikes me that Is This Tomorrow is her best book yet." Monica Stark, January Magazine
"It begs to be said out Loud: Leavitt is an American Author of great consequence who meticulously crafts stories about real people who find themselves at a crossroads." Holy Cara Price, Pop Matters
"Fans of heartfelt and emotionally rich fiction have been devouring the impassioned works of Leavitt. A taut and resonant mystery, which has already garnered critical acclaim and a devoted readership's praise." The Barnes and Noble Revie
"Surprising, unexpected plot twists, and dramatic." Cheryl Knocker McKeon, Book Passage, San Francisco, for Shelf Awareness
"Caroline Leavitt is an amazingly skilled writer." Hillary Daninhirsch, Historical Novel Review
"An intimate meditation on time, loss and destiny." Stewart O'Nan, author of Emily, Alone and The Odds
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