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The Last Romantics

(2019)
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An Instant New York Times Bestseller

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"A richly observed novel, both ambitious and welcoming." -- Meg Wolitzer

A sweeping yet intimate epic about one American family, The Last Romantics is an unforgettable exploration of the ties that bind us together, the responsibilities we embrace and the duties we resent, and how we can lose - and sometimes rescue - the ones we love.

When the renowned poet Fiona Skinner is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, The Love Poem, she tells her audience a story about her family and a betrayal that reverberates through time.

It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and a brief variation forever known as the Pause: a free and feral summer in a middle-class Connecticut town. Caught between the predictable life they once led and an uncertain future that stretches before them, the Skinner siblings - fierce Renee, sensitive Caroline, golden boy Joe and watchful Fiona - emerge from the Pause staunchly loyal and deeply connected. Two decades later, the siblings find themselves once again confronted with a family crisis that tests the strength of these bonds and forces them to question the life choices they've made and ask what, exactly, they will do for love.

A novel that pierces the heart and lingers in the mind, The Last Romantics is a beautiful meditation on the power of stories - how they navigate us through difficult times, help us understand the past, and point the way toward our future.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"All of the luxuriously spun characters in The Last Romantics, entwined via that impossible web we call family, unfold over their many years with the perfect balance of familiarity and wonder that makes turning their pages such a pleasure." - Laurie Frankel

"There’s so much love and loss in this book that I read it with a box of tissues, laughing with astonishment through the tears. The kind of book you lose yourself in." - Lisa Gabriele

"A triumph of storytelling, an ambitious examination of the failures of love and how we, against all odds, find a way to survive.... A complex, resonant work that will reshape your understanding of family." - Kevin Wilson

"Tara Conklin is a generous writer who deftly brings us into the world of this fictional family, an engrossing and vivid place where I was happy to stay. The Last Romantics is a richly observed novel, both ambitious and welcoming." - Meg Wolitzer


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Title: The Last Romantics: A Novel
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Title: The Last Romantics: A Novel
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Last Romantics: A Novel
Author(s): Tara Conklin
Publisher: HarperAudio
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February 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Last Romantics: A Novel
Author(s): Tara Conklin
Publisher: HarperAudio
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February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Last Romantics: A Novel
Author(s): Tara Conklin
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Title: The Last Romantics: A Novel
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