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She Poured Out Her Heart by Jean Thompson
May 31, 2016 | ISBN 9780399573835

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“Unexpected and gripping…written with Thompson’s typical verve and gusto…Thompson is wonderfully adept at evoking the self-deluding way men and women think about themselves and one another.”
The New York Times Book Review

“In her latest novel, She Poured Out Her Heart, Thompson is at her prescient, brilliant best. She has crafted a tale about a highly recognizable Now that also functions as a scarily plausible vision of Later—of what’s coming down the road for her characters, and perhaps for the culture, too. Only a few novelists can pull off this dual mission. Margaret Atwood comes to mind. Don DeLillo, too….a tense, artful, rich and involving novel that strips the world down to its bones and also makes you care deeply for the two women whose lives it lays bare.”
—Julia Keller, The National Book Review

“A nuanced study of marriage and friendship, fidelity and deceit, and our lonesome search for meaningful connection. She Poured Out Her Heart…explores the ambiguity of what might otherwise be considered a morally bankrupt situation. Thompson is less concerned with what’s right or wrong, and more vested in exploring how hard it can be to say no, how vulnerable we are to our own weaknesses, the enduring value of friendship, and the ways in which our mistakes can also offer opportunities for personal growth and redemption.”
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“With piercing empathy and incandescent humor, Thompson considers the riddles of sexual passion and love, self and change, loyalty and forgiveness, forging an engrossing novel of crackling insights and ambushing drama.”

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