Little Night by Luanne Rice
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The New York Times–bestselling author’s heart-wrenching chronicle of a woman and her niece, who attempt to build the relationship they longed for all their lives

Luanne Rice knows women. The author of thirty-one novels, Rice is a master at creating vivid female characters and capturing their complex family dynamics, and Little Night is one of her most powerful novels yet.

Clare Burke’s life took a devastating turn when she defended her sister, Anne, from an abusive husband and ended up serving prison time for assault. Nearly twenty years later—long estranged from her sister—Clare is living a quiet life in Manhattan as an urban birder and nature blogger, when Anne’s daughter, Grit, shows up on her doorstep. When it appears that Anne has followed Grit, each woman wonders what their long-awaited reunion will bring. Little Night is a riveting story about women and the primal, tangled family ties that bind them together.


About Luanne Rice

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Luanne Rice is the author of The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners, The Geometry of Sisters, Last Kiss, Light of the Moon, What Matters Most, The Edge of Winter, Sandcastles, Summer of Roses, Summer's Child, Silver Bells, Beach Girls, and many other New York Times bestsellers. She lives in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Published June 5, 2012 by Penguin Books. 337 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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As Grit and Anne bond, dark secrets continually emerge and Grit and Clare's desire to complete the family circle again becomes stronger and stronger.

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Growing up together in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan before it was a trendy area, Clare and Anne Burke were as close as two sisters could be.

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Though Clare has not spoken to her sister or her sister’s family since her trial, Anne’s daughter, Grit, is now attempting to reconnect with “Aunt Clare.” Thrust together, Clare and Grit must learn how to get along as a family as they both struggle to reconcile their love for Anne with their rese...

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