On Sale: August 4, 2015
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Fiction Women's Fiction | Women's Fiction
In the vein of Meg Donohue and Jennifer Close, comes Cecilia
Galanteâ€™s adult debut about the complicated and powerful
bonds of female friendshipâ€”a compelling, moving novel that
is told in both the present and the past.
Thrown together by chance as teenagers at Turning Winds Home
for Girls, Nora, Ozzie, Monica, and Grace quickly bond over
their troubled pasts and form their own family which they
dub The Invisibles. But when tragedy strikes after
graduation, Nora is left to deal with the horrifying
aftermath alone as the other three girls leave home and
donâ€™t look back.
Fourteen years later, Nora is living a quiet, single life
working in the local library. She is content to focus on her
collection of â€śfirst linesâ€ť (her favorite opening lines from
novels) and her dog, Alice Walker, when out-of-the-blue
Ozzie calls her on her thirty-second birthday. But after all
these years, Ozzie hasnâ€™t called her to wish a happy
birthday. Instead, she tells Nora that Grace attempted
suicide and is pleading for The Invisibles to convene again.
Nora is torn: she is thrilled at the thought of being in
touch with her friends, and yet she is hesitant at seeing
these women after such a long and silent period of time.
Bolstered by her friends at the library, Nora joins The
Invisibles in Chicago for a reunion that sets off an
extraordinary chain of events that will change each of their
The Invisibles is an unforgettable novel that asks
the questions: How much of our pasts define our present
selves? And what does it take to let go of some of our most
painful wounds and move on?
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