The Silent Treatment

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William Morrow & Company
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6.3 X 9.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Abbie Greaves is the author of The Silent Treatment. She studied English Literature at the University of Cambridge. She worked in publishing for three years before leaving to focus on writing. She lives in the UK.

Twitter: @abbiegreaves1

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"In her debut novel, Abbie Greaves breathes life into a tale of love, sorrow, guilt, and secrets. This beautifully written story of marriage through the years is both uplifting and heartbreaking, sometimes at the very same time."--The Nerd Daily
"The premise alone had me, but The Silent Treatment itself is just heartrendingly lovely. It's beautiful, so moving and clever. I truly adored it."--Josie Silver, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One Day in December
"An original and moving debut from a talented new voice." --Santa Montefiore, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Secret Hours
"In her tremendously moving debut, a novel that pulses with emotional tension, Abbie Greaves masterfully unpicks a history of ordinary lives facing extraordinary challenges. I found it impossible to look away from the relationship at the heart of this novel."--Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew
"The Silent Treatment is a gorgeous heart-breaker of a novel--an intimate, unpretentious, precisely drawn and surprisingly suspenseful look at a decades-long marriage: how it soars and plummets and, gem-like, alters its appearance under different lights. Abbie Greaves has a bright future and I can't wait to see what it brings."--Meg Mitchell Moore, author of Two Truths and a Lie and The Islanders
"A remarkably assured debut which doesn't go where you expect it to go. I very much look forward to seeing what she writes next."--Jojo Moyes, New York Times bestselling author
"Not so much a case of 'he said/she said' as 'he didn't say/she didn't say, ' this moving debut unpicks the secret selves of Maggie and Frank to reveal the tragic miscommunications of their broken family. It's a pleasure to read such a stylish and confident new voice--readers are going to love discovering Abbie Greaves."--Louise Candlish, internationally bestselling author of Our House and Those People
"Abbie Greaves held me spellbound with this intimate, emotional story of the brutal power of silence and ostracism. Yet this deep dive into a troubled marriage is ultimately uplifting as Frank and Maggie make their way through the challenges of isolation, mental health, ageing, and the yearning for connection. Keep the tissues handy for this lovely read."--Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Oysterville Sewing Circle
"In an urgent race against the clock, the layers of Frank and Maggie's decades-long love story are peeled back to reveal the heartrending secrets that lurk below. But will the truth save Maggie's life, let alone their marriage? Greaves' gripping and poignant debut had me hooked from beginning to end."-- Meg Donohue, USA Today Bestselling author of All the Summer Girls and You, Me and the Sea
"Greaves finds extraordinary in the ordinary, carefully pulling apart this seemingly happy marriage to reveal the guilt and desperation that lie beneath. Frank and Maggie's struggle to define themselves when life doesn't meet their expectations is full of intensity and emotion, their love for one another the only constant. With the sincerity and hope of Tayari Jones' An American Marriage (2018) and the thoughtful, circumspect snapshots of marriage in Lauren Groff's Fates and Furies (2015), Greaves' debut depicts the many joys and sorrows that make up a marriage."--Booklist
"Greaves writes their distinct voices expressively and assuredly, making both characters come alive . . . . A sometimes-hopeful, often heartbreaking look at the difficult and beautiful moments of parenting and marriage."--Kirkus Reviews