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You never get a second chance at a first kiss…


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Fake Homecoming. Fake Boyfriend. Real feels.


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A terrific, twisting romantic thriller that will keep you guessing.


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Blessings, Georgia series, where the glow of a small-town Christmas and excitement of a winter love story will warm your heart!


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Secrets are every where

I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness by Claire Vaye Watkins

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Also by Claire Vaye Watkins:

I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness, October 2021
Hardcover / e-Book
Gold Fame Citrus, October 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
Battleborn, August 2013
Trade Size / e-Book
Battleborn, August 2012
Hardcover / e-Book

I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness
Claire Vaye Watkins

Riverhead Books
October 2021
On Sale: October 5, 2021
320 pages
ISBN: 0593330218
EAN: 9780593330210
Kindle: B093XPYJJ3
Hardcover / e-Book
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Women's Fiction Family Life

'There's some kind of genius sorcery in this novel. It's startlingly original, hilarious and harrowing by turns, finally transcendent. Watkins writes like an avenging angel. It's thrilling and terrifying to stand in her wake' -Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation and Weather

A darkly funny, soul-rending novel of love in an epoch of collapse-one woman's furious revisiting of family, marriage, work, sex, and motherhood.


Since my baby was born, I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things. a) As much as I ever did. b) Not quite as much now. c) Not so much now. d) Not at all. Leaving behind her husband and their baby daughter, a writer gets on a flight for a speaking engagement in Reno, not carrying much besides a breast pump and a spiraling case of postpartum depression. Her temporary escape from domestic duties and an opportunity to reconnect with old friends mutates into an extended romp away from the confines of marriage and motherhood, and a seemingly bottomless descent into the past. Deep in the Mojave Desert where she grew up, she meets her ghosts at every turn: the first love whose self-destruction still haunts her; her father, a member of the most famous cult in American history; her mother, whose native spark gutters with every passing year. She can't go back in time to make any of it right, but what exactly is her way forward? Alone in the wilderness, at last she begins to make herself at home in the world.

Bold, tender, and often hilarious, I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness reaffirms Watkins as one of the signal writers of our time.

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