DescriptionA marriage story. How much is too much to want?
"I've been waiting a long time for this book." ―Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers and Music for Wartime
2020 IPPY Award Winner for Literary Fiction
2020 NIEA Winner for General Fiction and Best Cover
In this elegant and honest novel, a young couple must navigate that fine line between the things they want for themselves and the the things they want together, and it appears each will have to make a choice―the person they love or the life they want.
Mary Cassatt Miller, the director of an Atlanta home for older women, and famous photojournalist Ethan Graham want a life together. Despite Ethan's work taking him to the streets of Afghanistan, he agrees that after three years, he will stop traveling.
But, nine weeks before their third anniversary, Cass is unsure whether Ethan will ever give up the work he loves. As the clock counts down, it doesn't help that Singer, the artist-bartender, is always in Atlanta, and the enthralling Setara, the subject of Ethan's most famous photograph, is also his business partner.
A new danger in Afghanistan changes everything.
Paperback includes a Reader's Guide, perfect for Book Clubs and all Lovers of Fiction:
- This story of marriage will inspire discussions about feminist books, a person's sense of self, the question of whether or not to have a family, individual passions, romance versus love, romance inspired by lovers, missed anniversaries and marriage conflicts.
- Features relatable characters with a sense of self, family dynamics and a journey through romance, love disapointment, secrets, conflict, passion, and danger.
- A novel that's perfect for lovers of fiction, romance stories, and feminist books
Lovers of fiction and fans of feminist books like Writers & Lovers by Lily King, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, Life Drawing by Robin Black you're going to love Cynthia Newberry Martin's novel Tidal Flats.
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About the Author
Cynthia Newberry Martin writes from her soul. She mainly writes about how characters can navigate between separateness and togetherness in a healthy way. Her stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Hunger Mountain, Brevity, Gargoyle, Contrary Magazine, Clapboard House, Storyglossia, Numéro Cinq, etc. For a number of years, she served as the Review Editor for Contrary Magazine and the Writing Life Editor for Hunger Mountain. In 2012 she graduated from Vermont College of Fine Arts with an MFA in Creative Writing. Later that year, she was awarded a residency at Ragdale. In 2013, she became a founding board member of the literary nonprofit Writing by Writers. She spends her days in Columbus, GA, with her husband, and in Provincetown, MA, in a little house by the water. For more about Cynthia and her writing, please check out her website at www.cynthianewberrymartin.com.