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"A Place for Us" by Liza Gyllenhaal

March 4, 2013 - Amy Phelps
Liza Gyllenhaal tells the story of a family caught up in a lot of pain after a terrible incident in "A Place for Us."

Brook has lived a charmed life of wealth and priviledge. She and her husband, Michael, have the perfect relationship and two great kids. Everything seems to be going their way. Until the night her son and his prep school friends have a party at their house and a local girl is assaulted.

A lawsuit is broiling now against Brook and Michael for being responsible for what went on in their house without their knowledge, and the case is getting a lot of media attention from around the country. But Brook is feeling hostility within her small town and the tension threatens to tear her family apart, as she begins to question everything, even her relationships. What really happened that night? Is their family doomed to fall apart?

A timely, ripped-from-the-headlines story, this book will get readers thinking even after the last page is finished. The characters are sympathetic and since the story is told through the four main characters' points of view, readers will really get inside their heads.

"A Place for Us" is published by New American Library. It is $14 and 312 pages.


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