The Last Romantics


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$26.99  $24.83
William Morrow & Company
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5.9 X 9.2 X 1.5 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Tara Conklin is the author of the New York Times bestseller The House Girl. Trained as a lawyer, she worked for an international human rights organization and as a litigator at a corporate law firm in London and New York. Her short fiction has appeared in the Bristol Prize Anthology, Pangea: An Anthology of Stories from Around the Globe, and This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home. She holds a BA in history from Yale University, a JD from New York University School of Law, and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School (Tufts University). She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her family.


"Tara Conklin is a generous writer who deftly brings us into the world of this fictional family, an engrossing and vivid place where I was happy to stay. The Last Romantics is a richly observed novel, both ambitious and welcoming."--Meg Wolitzer
"A triumph of storytelling, an ambitious examination of the failures of love and how we, against all odds, find a way to survive.... A complex, resonant work that will reshape your understanding of family."
--Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang
"An intimate, soul-searing examination of a modern family and the ties that bind, for better or worse."--Stefanie Hargreaves, Shelf Awareness Galley Love of the Week
"Intensely moving."--Shanina Piyarali, Shelf Awareness
"All of the luxuriously spun characters in The Last Romantics, entwined via that impossible web we call family, unfold over their many years with the perfect balance of familiarity and wonder that makes turning their pages such a pleasure."--Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of This Is How It Always Is
"Perfectly paced, affecting fiction."--Booklist
"There's so much love and loss in this book that I read it with a box of tissues, laughing with astonishment through the tears. The kind of book you lose yourself in."--Lisa Gabriele, author of The Winters
"A modern the vein of Commonwealth, THE LAST ROMANTICS is a sweeping look at what binds families together."--Glamour
"Conklin examines her characters' lives with generosity and an unflinching eye for the complexities of love and family.... Fans of Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections will find similar pleasures in the intelligence and empathy on display here."--USA Today (four stars)
"Pick up The Last Romantics when you want to be swept into a fictional family....As the narrative traces [the Skinner siblings'] converging and diverging paths over the course of their lives--and promises made, kept, broken, changed--you'll fall deeper and deeper in."--Goop
"An absorbing and redemptive novel of grace, craft and heroic characters."--Berkshire Eagle
"It is the strength and fragility of the siblings' bond, the evolving nature of love that is at the core of Conklin's novel....Gracefully rendered, The Last Romantics focuses on the familiar theme of family with great originality."--Washington Post