Since their mother's death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving, possessive, and ambitious father. As the former mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see his sons in politics, a dream the boys have never shared. But when an argument in a blinding New England snowstorm inadvertently causes an accident that involves a stranger and her child, all Bernard Doyle cares about is his ability to keep his children—all his children—safe.
Set over a period of twenty-four hours, Run takes us from the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard to a home for retired Catholic priests in downtown Boston. It shows us how worlds of privilege and poverty can coexist only blocks apart from each other, and how family can include people you've never even met. As in her bestselling novel Bel Canto, Ann Patchett illustrates the humanity that connects disparate lives, weaving several stories into one surprising and endlessly moving narrative. Suspenseful and stunningly executed, Run is ultimately a novel about secrets, duty, responsibility, and the lengths we will go to protect our children.
ARC- Advanced Reading Copy, First Printing. VG-Fine Looks unread, light wear possible. Edge wear minimal if any. Binding normal wear. Corners might be bumped. Pages clean and crisp. Lightly used, might have highlighting or other signs of use. DJ Missing or not issued. WNB-2198
Authors: Ann Patchett
ISBN-10: 0061340634 ISBN-13: 9780061340635
Binding: Softcover (ARC)
Run by Ann Patchett
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