While I Was Gone

Author(s): Sue Miller


Thirty years ago Jo Becker's bohemian life ended when she found her best friend brutally murdered in the house they shared in Cambridge. Now Jo has everything: work she loves, a devoted husband, three grown daughters, and a beautiful home. But when an old friend settles in her small town, the fabric of her life begins to unravel and Jo hesitantly enters a relationship that returns her to the darkest moments of her past, imperiling all that she loves.


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For fans of Anita Shreve and Anne Tyler

'An astonishing mix of the warm, complex and frightening ... the stuff of real life that is rarely conveyed in fiction' Mail on Sunday 'Like Joanna Trollope, Miller is a fine artist of the domestic' Sunday Telegraph 'A beautiful and frightening book ... Many readers will find it difficult to forget' New York Times Book Review 'Miller weaves her themes of secrecy, betrayal and forgiveness into a narrative that shines' Time

Sue Miller is the author of the books While I Was Gone, The Good Mother, Family Pictures, For Love, Inventing The Abbots, The World Below, The Story of My Father and Lost in the Forest. She lives in Boston.

General Fields

  • : 9780747584650
  • : Bloomsbury
  • : bloomsbury
  • : May 2006
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sue Miller
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 288