The Affair by Alicia Clifford
A Novel

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This story is very powerful and the writing is first class.
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"All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." —Leo Tolstoy

As a writer, Celia Bayley's insights into the ways of the human heart made her famous. And why not? She had married a handsome war hero and produced three successful children. Yet, as her family gathers for her funeral, the diaries and notebooks and letters she left behind paint a very different picture, one that shocks those who loved her and will force them to confront the difficult conflicts in their own lives.

A life torn by secrets is revealed. The husband she adored had deceived her early in their marriage and broken her heart, though they persevered as a family. Then, years later while on a trip with friends, she meets a man for whom she feels a passion she never believed possible. In one brief moment, her whole life is turned inside out.
Utterly compelling and beautifully written, The Affair makes vividly real the agonizing choice one woman must make. Powerful and moving, the novel is about marriage, families, and the definition of happiness.


About Alicia Clifford

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Alicia Clifford is a novelist, journalist, and screenwriter whose books have been shortlisted for numerous awards. She lives in South London.
Published March 13, 2012 by St. Martin's Press. 301 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Mary Lignor on Mar 22 2012

This story is very powerful and the writing is first class.

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