Big Little Lies (Bound for Schools & Libraries)

Liane Moriarty (Author)
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Description

The new novel from the author of "The Husband s Secret"
A #1 "New York Times "Bestseller
"Sometimes it s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal."
A murder A tragic accident Or just parents behaving badly? What s indisputable is that someone is dead.
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She s funny, biting, and passionate; she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare but she is paying a price for the illusion of perfection. New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for a nanny. She comes with a mysterious past and a sadness beyond her years. These three women are at different crossroads, but they will all wind up in the same shocking place.
"Big Little Lies" is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive."

Product Details

Price
$28.20
Publisher
Turtleback Books
Publish Date
August 11, 2015
Pages
512
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.3 X 8.1 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Prebound
EAN/UPC
9780606375009

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About the Author

Liane Moriarty is the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Husband s Secret," "The Hypnotist s Love Story," and "What Alice Forgot." She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two children."

Reviews

Praise for" Big Little Lies"
"Ms. Moriarty's long-parched fans have something new to dig into....in ways that may give "Big Little Lies" even more staying power than "The Husband's Secret."" --"The New York Times"
"Funny and thrilling, page-turning but with emotional depth, "Big Little Lies" is a terrific follow-up to "The Husband's Secret."" --"Booklist "(starred review)
""Big Little Lies" tolls a warning bell about the big little lies we tell in order to survive. It takes a powerful stand against domestic violence even as it makes us laugh at the adults whose silly costume party seems more reminiscent of a middle-school dance."--"The Washington Post"
"Moriarty demonstrates an excellent talent for exposing the dark, seedy side of the otherwise "perfect" family unit.... Highly recommended." -- "Library Journal " (starred review)
"Irresistible...Exposing the fault lines in what looks like perfection is a specialty of Liane Moriarty... Moriarty's sly humor and razor-sharp insights will keep you turning the pages to find out." --"People Magazine"
"The secrets burrowed in this seemingly placid small town...are so suburban noir they would make David Lynch clap with glee...[Moriarty] is a fantastically nimble writer, so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly; even the big reveal in the final pages feels earned and genuinely shocking." --"Entertainment Weekly"
"A novel that will turn you into a compulsive book-finisher...Moriarty has produced another gripping, satirical hit."
--"Huffington Post"
"If you're looking for a novel that will turn you into a compulsive book-finisher look no further. Moriarty has produced another gripping, satirical hit.... It's can't-put-downability comes from its darker subplots... A book that will make you appreciate the long days of summer." --"Oprah.com"
"Reading one [of Liane Moriarty's novels] is a bit like drinking a pink cosmo laced with arsenic... [BIG LITTLE LIES] is a fun, engaging and sometimes disturbing read...Moriarty is back in fine form." -"USA Today"
"A juicy drama." --"People Stylewatch"
"Not your average mommy novel. It's a juicy, twisted murder mystery replete with themes of marital abuse and self-denial....The perfect mindless beach read." --"Purewow.com"
"Suburbia is about to get a lot more scandalous." --"Closer Weekly "
"The Aussie author of last year's runaway hit "The Husband's Secret "comes back with another winning and wise novel that intertwines the lives of three women." --"EW.com"
"It's no mystery why Liane Moriarty is a summer staple: with wit and compassion ... [she] keeps it real." --"Family Circle"
"Riveting and insightful....Moriarty has crafted a great summer read full of perceptive glimpses into the many guises of human relationships: mother-child, husband-wife (and ex-wife) and above all, the strong bond of female friendships." --"Bookpage""Deservedly popular Moriarty invigorates ... women's fiction through wit, good humor, sharp insight into human nature and addictive storytelling." --"Kirkus Reviews," starred review

Praise for The Husband's Secret

"In "The Husband's Secret," Liane Moriarty has created a contemporary Pandora whose dilemma is spellbinding. Shocking, complex and thought-provoking, this is a story reading groups will devour. A knockout!" --Emily Giffin
"I really enjoyed The Husband's Secret

, and raced right through it in two days. It's a knowing, touching, and entertaining page-turner. What a wonderful writer--smart, wise, funny." --Anne Lamott
""The Husband's Secret" is so good, you won't be able to keep it to yourself." --"USA Today"
"Emotionally astute, immensely smart, and as cinematically plotted as any Tom Perrotta Novel destined for critical accolades and a big-screen adaptation ... a smart, thoughtful read." --"Entertainment Weekly"

"A novel that's perfect for vacation reading." --"People"
"Brilliant." --Sophia Hannah

""The Husband's Secret "would more rightly be classified as psychological suspense, beautifully rendered, with a structure that sustains and builds interest from beginning to end." --Sue Grafton

"Reading groups rejoice. This meaty novel from the bestselling author (The Hypnotist's Love Story

, What Alice Forgot

) will probably land on many must-read lists." --Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram


Praise for" Big Little Lies"
Ms. Moriarty s long-parched fans have something new to dig into .in ways that may give"Big Little Lies"even more staying power than"The Husband s Secret." "The New York Times"
Funny and thrilling, page-turning but with emotional depth, "Big Little Lies"is a terrific follow-up to"The Husband s Secret." "Booklist"(starred review)
"Big Little Lies"tolls a warning bell about the big little lies we tell in order to survive. It takes a powerful stand against domestic violence even as it makes us laugh at the adults whose silly costume party seems more reminiscent of a middle-school dance. "The Washington Post"
Moriarty demonstrates an excellent talent for exposing the dark, seedy side of the otherwise perfect family unit . Highly recommended. "Library Journal "(starred review)
Irresistible Exposing the fault lines in what looks like perfection is a specialty of Liane Moriarty Moriarty s sly humor and razor-sharp insights will keep you turning the pages to find out. "People Magazine"
"The secrets burrowed in this seemingly placid small town...are so suburban noir they would make David Lynch clap with glee...[Moriarty] is a fantastically nimble writer, so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly; even the big reveal in the final pages feels earned and genuinely shocking. "Entertainment Weekly"
A novel that will turn you into a compulsive book-finisher Moriarty has produced another gripping, satirical hit.
"Huffington Post"
If you're looking for a novel that will turn you into a compulsive book-finisher look no further. Moriarty has produced another gripping, satirical hit . It s can t-put-downability comes from its darker subplots A book that will make you appreciate the long days of summer. "Oprah.com"
"Reading one [ofLiane Moriarty's novels] is a bit like drinking a pink cosmo laced with arsenic... [BIG LITTLE LIES] is a fun, engaging and sometimes disturbing read Moriarty is back in fine form." "USA Today"
A juicy drama. "People Stylewatch"
Not your average mommy novel. It s a juicy, twisted murder mystery replete with themes of marital abuse and self-denial .The perfect mindless beach read. "Purewow.com"
Suburbia is about to get a lot more scandalous. "Closer Weekly"
"The Aussie author of last year s runaway hit "The Husband s Secret "comes back with another winning and wise novel that intertwines the lives of three women." "EW.com"
"It s no mystery why Liane Moriarty is a summer staple: with wit and compassion ... [she] keeps it real." "Family Circle"
Riveting and insightful .Moriarty has crafted a great summer read full of perceptive glimpses into the many guises of human relationships: mother-child, husband-wife (and ex-wife) and above all, the strong bond of female friendships. "Bookpage""Deservedly popular Moriarty invigorates women s fiction through wit, good humor, sharp insight into human nature and addictive storytelling." "Kirkus Reviews," starred review

Praise forThe Husband's Secret

In"The Husband's Secret," Liane Moriarty has created a contemporary Pandora whose dilemma is spellbinding. Shocking, complex and thought-provoking, this is a story reading groups will devour. A knockout!" Emily Giffin
I really enjoyedThe Husband s Secret

, and raced right through it in two days. It s a knowing, touching, and entertaining page-turner. What a wonderful writer smart, wise, funny. Anne Lamott
""The Husband's Secret"is so good, you won't be able to keep it to yourself." "USA Today"
Emotionally astute, immensely smart, and as cinematically plotted as any Tom Perrotta Novel destined for critical accolades and a big-screen adaptation ...a smart, thoughtful read. "Entertainment Weekly"

A novel that s perfect for vacation reading. "People"
"Brilliant." Sophia Hannah

"The Husband s Secret"would more rightly be classified as psychological suspense, beautifully rendered, with a structure that sustains and builds interest from beginning to end. Sue Grafton

Reading groups rejoice. This meaty novel from the bestselling author (The Hypnotist s Love Story

, What Alice Forgot

) will probably land on many must-read lists. Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"

A hell of a good book. Funny and scary. Stephen King
If you're looking for a novel that will turn you into a compulsive book-finisher look no further. Moriarty has produced another gripping, satirical hit. Oprah.com
[Reading] Liane Moriarty s page-turning, bestselling novels is a bit like
drinking a pink cosmo laced with arsenic. "USA Today"
""
"The secrets burrowed in this seemingly placid small town...are so suburban noir they would make David Lynch clap with glee...[Moriarty] is a fantastically nimble writer, so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly; even the big reveal in the final pages feels earned and genuinely shocking. " Entertainment Weekly"
Irresistible Moriarty s sly humor and razor-sharp insights will keep you turning pages. "People "
What a wonderful writer smart, wise, funny. Anne Lamott
""
"Big Little Lies "[may have] even more staying power than "The Husband s Secret." "The New York Times""