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The Woman Next Door

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book (nominee)
A Finalist for the International DUBLIN Literary Award . Longlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction . A Nominee for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Fiction. A Finalist for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize. A Finalist for the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize . One of the Best Black Heritage Reads (Essence Magazine) . One of NPR's Best Books of the Year . One of The Millions' and Refinery 29's Best Books of the Year (So Far), from One of Publishers Weekly's Writers to Watch

Loving thy neighbor is easier said than done.

Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbors. One is black, the other white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both have recently been widowed, and are living with questions, disappointments, and secrets that have brought them shame. And each has something that the woman next door deeply desires.

Sworn enemies, the two share a hedge and a deliberate hostility, which they maintain with a zeal that belies their age. But, one day, an unexpected event forces Hortensia and Marion together. As the physical barriers between them collapse, their bickering gradually softens into conversation, which yields a discovery of shared experiences. But are these sparks of connection enough to ignite a friendship, or is it too late to expect these women to change?

The U.S. debut of a finalist for the Etisalat Prize for Literature, The Woman Next Door is a winning story of the common ground we sometimes find in unexpected places, told with wit and wry humor.



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Title: The Woman Next Door
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