How much pressure can a marriage take?
Elise Sorenson has been striving for the Olympics as long as she can remember. The months of intense training and competition in the horse show world take her away, far too often, from her husband, Matt, and their eight-year-old daughter, Gracie. Matt, a lawyer still vying to make partner at fifty, has made huge sacrifices in his career to be Gracie’s primary caregiver. This was the deal Elise and Matt struck, but it’s no longer working. Their finances and their relationship are strained to the point of snapping, and they’re forced to sell the lakeside cabin that has been in Matt’s family for generations to pay for yet another year of dressage and school fees and the physiotherapy Gracie needs for her disability.
When the Sorensons arrive in Lake Placid to prepare the cabin for sale, Matt is taken aback by the frosty reception from locals who’ve always revered his family. What could have possibly changed? But all their worldly problems fade when the unthinkable happens to their daughter.
In the panic and confusion that follow, the fault lines in Elise and Matt’s marriage crack wide open, allowing long-held resentments and blame to come bursting to the surface . . .
In Tish Cohen’s riveting new novel, she explores how our truest selves are revealed in our very darkest moments.
“How much stress can a marriage take? Tish Cohen answers this question with skill and artistry, capturing subtle shifts in mood and feeling as she escalates the pressure on her characters. . . . Atmospheric and compulsively readable.”
“The Search Angel is a page-turner. . . . A funny, sad, touching and original story that shouldn’t be missed.”
“Cohen writes with command of a strained marriage facing unfathomable challenge, knowing precisely when to reveal and when to withhold. Deftly plotted and tensely paced, Little Green is impossible to put down.”
“If you think you know anything about parental love and misguided choices, think again. Cohen peels away the layers of families and human desires and leaves us with a world of hope.”
“Move over Jodi Picoult”
“A beautifully written, finely wrought, race-to-the-end novel about finding your family, finding a life and finding yourself. Tish Cohen is the next great thing in women’s fiction.”
“Little Green dazzlingly unfolds the complexities of a fracturing marriage, the secrets we build our dreams on, and the fierce yearning to be someone other than who we really are. Compassionate, startling, and so full of life, the pages breathe.”
“The Search Angel is not only beautifully written and populated with achingly real characters, it also strikes a delicate balance between incisive humour and the sadness and joy that are the inevitable by-product of love.”
“Little Green is a compelling and complex portrait of a marriage and regret. Cohen spins a moving story with a high-stakes plot that won’t let you go until you know the family’s fate.”
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