The End of the Day

Length: 11 hrs
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary

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Publisher's Summary

“Reading [The End of the Day] is like studying a stained-glass window up close, each piece bright and sharply cut, but when you step back and see it as a whole you discover a large, beautiful, mysterious work of art.” (David Ebershoff, New York Times best-selling author of The Danish Girl and The 19th Wife)

Following his acclaimed New York Times best seller, Did You Ever Have a Family, Bill Clegg returns with a deeply moving, emotionally resonant second novel about the complicated bonds and breaking points of friendship, the corrosive forces of secrets, the heartbeat of longing, and the redemption found in forgiveness.

A retired widow in rural Connecticut wakes to an unexpected visit from her childhood best friend whom she hasn’t seen in 49 years.

A man arrives at a Pennsylvania hotel to introduce his estranged father to his newborn daughter and finds him collapsed on the floor of the lobby.

A 67-year-old taxi driver in Kauai receives a phone call from the mainland that jars her back to a traumatic past.

These seemingly disconnected lives come together as half-century-old secrets begin to surface. It is in this moment that Bill Clegg reminds us how choices - to connect, to betray, to protect - become our legacy.

Deeply observed and beautifully written, this novel is a feat of storytelling, capturing 60 years within the framework of one fateful day.    

©2020 Bill Clegg (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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