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The News from the End of the World

(2017)
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“This one’s a winner.” —People
 
Vance Lake is broke, jobless, and recently dumped. Taking refuge with his twin brother, Craig, on Cape Cod, he unwittingly finds himself in the middle of a crisis that would test even the most cohesive family, let alone the Lakes. Seventeen-year-old Amanda is pregnant. Craig is heartbroken and full of rage; his exasperated wife, Gina, is on the brink of an affair; and Amanda is indignant, ashamed, and very, very scared.
Told in alternating points of view by each member of this colorful New England clan, and infused with the quiet charm of the Cape in the off-season, The News from the End of the World follows one family into a crucible of pent-up resentments, old and new secrets, and memories long buried. Only by coming to terms with their pasts, as individuals and together, do they stand a chance of emerging intact.
 
“My favorite kind of book, bighearted and full of complicated flawed characters stumbling through love and life, making hard choices, making mistakes, and making the reader fall in love with every one of them. I loved this novel!” — Ann Hood, author of The Book That Matters Most
 
“With wonderfully crafted characters and expert pacing, Miller has written the kind of narrative that readers crave: a beautifully written, hard-to-put-down story that will stay long after the book has been closed.” — Booklist 

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"This moving and deeply satisfying novel weaves several stories over a New England weekend, without one false note. I will be thinking about the Lake family for a long time." - Robert Bausch

"This is a book about the soldering of one family, about the love between brothers and sisters and fathers and daughters all written in heartbreaking, true and gorgeous prose." - Lea Carpenter

"The News from the End of the World is my favorite kind of book, bighearted and full of complicated flawed characters stumbling through love and life, making hard choices, making mistakes, and making the reader fall in love with every one of them. I loved this novel!" - Ann Hood

"The characters in this novel consistently surprised me; they find grace in quiet moments, forgiveness when least expected. And it's all so beautifully written that by the end I felt as if I had lived in this town my whole life, and could walk its haunted streets." - Peter Rock

"A beautifully crafted, emotional portrait of a Cape Cod family whose teenage daughter may not be the only one out of options. The austere beauty of the off-season landscape seems to bring out hard truths and scour away secrets. I loved it." - Helen Simonson


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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The News from the End of the World
Author(s): Emily Jeanne Miller
ISBN: 0-547-73441-7 / 978-0-547-73441-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The News from the End of the World
Author(s): Emily Jeanne Miller
ISBN: 1-328-74546-5 / 978-1-328-74546-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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February 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The News from the End of the World
Author(s): Emily Jeanne Miller
Publisher: Mariner Books
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