A House Among the Trees: A Novel by Julia Glass PDF

By Julia Glass

In Julia Glass's 5th ebook for the reason that her acclaimed novel Three Junes received the nationwide publication Award, she provides us the tale of an strange bond among a world-famous author and his assistant—a richly plotted novel of friendship and love, inventive ambition, the perils of superstar, and the ability of an unforeseen legacy.

When the respected kid's ebook writer Mort Lear dies by chance at his Connecticut domestic, he leaves his estate and all its contents to his depended on assistant, Tomasina Daulair, who's moved via his generosity yet dismayed through the advanced and defiant directives in his will. Tommy knew Morty for greater than 4 a long time, in view that assembly him in a new york playground whilst she used to be twelve and he was once engaged on sketches for the publication that will make him a celeb. by way of the top of his more and more reclusive existence, she came across herself dwelling in his apartment as confidante and helpmeet, witness not only to his day-by-day workouts yet to the emotional fallout of his unusual boyhood and his unstable courting with a lover who died of AIDS. Now Tommy needs to try and honor Morty's final needs whereas grappling with their results on a number of humans, together with Dani Daulair, her estranged brother; Meredith Galarza, the lonely, outraged museum curator to whom Lear as soon as promised his creative property; and Nicholas Greene, the beguiling British actor solid to play Mort Lear in a film.

When the actor arrives for the stopover at he had formerly prepared with the fellow he's to painting, he and Tommy are pressured to appear extra heavily at Morty's previous and the implications of the alternatives they now face, either individually and jointly. Morty, because it seems, made a confession to Greene that undermines a lot of what Tommy believed she knew approximately her boss—and approximately herself. As she contemplates a destiny with no him, her not going alliance with Greene—and the loyalty they proportion towards the guy whose legacy they carry of their hands—will result in incredible upheavals of their wider relationships, their careers, or even their look for love.

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