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The Things That Keep Us Here
A Novel
Written by Carla BuckleyCarla Buckley Author Alert
Category: Fiction - Suspense; Fiction - Family Saga; Fiction - Psychological
Format: eBook
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 978-0-440-33915-1 (0-440-33915-4)

Pub Date: February 9, 2010
Price: $12.99

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The Things That Keep Us Here
Written by Carla Buckley

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780440339151
Our Price: $12.99

Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.
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BONUS: This edition contains a The Things That Keep Us Here discussion guide.

Everything seems quiet on Ann Brooks’s suburban cul-de-sac. Despite her impending divorce, she’s created a happy home and her daughters are adjusting to the change. She feels lucky to be in a supportive community and confident that she can handle any other hardship that life may throw her way. But then, right before Thanksgiving, a crisis strikes that turns everybody’s world upside down. Suddenly her estranged husband is forced back onto her doorstep, bringing with him his beautiful graduate assistant. Trapped inside the house she once called home, confronted by challenges she never could have imagined, Ann must make life-or-death decisions in an environment where the simple act of opening a door to a neighbor could jeopardize all she holds dear.

The choices she makes will impact the lives of those around her irrevocably and linger in the reader’s memory in this marvelous first novel, written with authority, grace, and wisdom.

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Review Quotes

“What ‘Things’ accurately portrays -- is how mass disaster brings out strength in unexpected quarters and weakness in more surprising places.”  —Los Angeles Times
“Chilling, engrossing…. I'd heartily recommend this one to anyone who enjoys suspense and exceptional writing.”  —Dallas Morning News

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About this Author

Carla Buckley lives in Chapel Hill, NC, with her husband, an environmental scientist, and their three children. She serves on the Board of the International Thriller Writers as Vice President of Awards, and is the international bestselling author of Invisible and The Things That Keep Us Here, which was nominated for a Thriller Award as a best first novel and the Ohioana Book Award for fiction. 

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