For Love by SUE MILLER

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With insight and intelligence, Sue Miller explores the intricates of family and love

Lottie Gardner, her brother, Cameron, and their childhood friend Elizabeth have all come together in their hometown of Cambridge, Massachusetts, after years of separation. Lottie is barraged with memories of the past as she packs up her mother's house and witnesses the rekindling of an old romance between Cameron and Elizabeth. When a senseless tragedy intrudes upon them, Lottie is forced to examine the consequences of what she has done for love.



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Sue Miller was born November 29, 1943. She received a B.A. from Radcliffe College in 1964. She was a high school teacher, a cocktail waitress and a model before becoming a full time mother. Soon after the birth of her child, she divorced her first husband. Afterwards, she founded the Harvard Day Care Centers and worked as a preschool teacher. At the age of 35, she began writing after joining a writing workshop. Her first novel The Good Mother (1986), which is about a divorced woman caught up in a fierce custody battle, was on the bestsellers list for six months. Her other works include Family Pictures (1990), For Love (1993), The Distinguished Guest (1995), and While I Was Gone (1999). She also has a short story collection titled Inventing the Abbotts and Other Stories (1987). Several of her books have been adapted into movies including The Good Mother (1988), which was directed by Leonard Nimoy and starred Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson; Family Pictures (1993), which starred Anjelica Houston and Sam Neill; and Inventing the Abbotts (1997), which starred Liv Tyler. She is currently a professor of creative writing at Smith College.
Published January 1, 1993 by DOUBLEDAY. 359 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But as the story begins, Charlotte's left Jack, presumably to get her aging mother's Cambridge home in shape to be sold--since her brother, Cam, has put their mother in a home.

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Zelizer, a professor of sociology at Princeton, initiates a prolonged and spirited attack upon what she sees as one influential but misguided dichotomy - that between intimate relationships and market relationships.

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This group is called ‘The Cul-De-Sac-Crew’, consisting of Jules Cobb (Courtney Cox), her best friend Ellie (Christa Miller) and her husband Andy(Ian Gomez), Jules ex-husband Bobby (Brian Van Holt) , their son Travis (Dan Byrd), co-worker slash friend Laurie (Busy Philipps) and the neighbor across...

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Lottie would prefer to keep Elizabeth at arm's length, but a tragedy that brings Lottie's brother into the plot thrusts the women together.

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Deseret News

One of the first of many enigmas Evie Starling confronts as the protagonist in local author Angela Corbett’s debut novel, "Eternal Starling" is when a well-to-do attractive man sweeps her off her feet, and proclaims his love as her soul mate then promptly removed himself from her life.

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Film review: Love is certainly one for patient viewers but if you can manage a Stanley Kubrick epic this one shouldn’t give you any problems.

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The epic ends looking forward to the coming Redeemer: “One day, beloved world, one day!” This book is definitely one of the best books of all time.

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