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The Secret of Clouds

(2019)
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Named one of the Best 2019 Winter Books by PopSugar and chosen as one of 9 Books to Read (or Gift!) This February by Instyle!

From the number one international best-selling author of The Lost Wife and The Velvet Hours comes an emotionally charged story about a mother's love, a teacher's promise, and a child's heart....

Katya, a rising ballerina, and Sasha, a graduate student, are young and in love when an unexpected tragedy befalls their native Kiev. Years later, after the couple has safely emigrated to America the consequences of this incident cause their son, Yuri, to be born with a rare health condition that isolates him from other children. Maggie, a passionate and dedicated teacher agrees to tutor Yuri at his home, even though she is haunted by her own painful childhood memories. As the two forge a deep and soulful connection, Yuri's boundless curiosity and unique wisdom inspires Maggie to make difficult changes in her own life. And she'll never realize just how strong Yuri has made her - until she needs that strength the most....

A novel that will make listeners examine what it means to live life with a full heart.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Alyson Richman weaves an emotionally rich story of love, loss, and the resilience of the human spirit. The Secrets of Clouds will soar off the page and into your heart." - Jamie Brenner

"Exquisite and haunting. Richman writes with the soul of a poet, and her captivating new novel enchants while tugging ever so gently at the heart. Her story stands as a reminder to never take any day for granted." - Fiona Davis

"A tender, captivating, and ultimately satisfying story about the emotional gifts exchanged between a caring teacher and a student in need. Thank you, Alyson Richman, for another heartrending tale." - Jamie Ford

"Ms. Richman is a very special talent." - Kristin Hannah

"Long renowned as a master of historical fiction, Alyson Richman spreads her wings and soars with the contemporary story…The Secret of Clouds is an unforgettable gift." - Pam Jenoff

"In her new novel, Alyson Richman weaves storytelling magic with an extraordinary cast of characters: a compassionate young teacher, a precocious but ailing student, and an immigrant couple with a uniquely tragic past. Readers have come to expect Richman’s luscious prose and vivid details, but in The Secret of Clouds, she delivers even more – I was thoroughly captivated by this deeply personal tale of perseverance, acceptance, and the heart’s capacity for love." - Lynda Cohen Loigman

"Alyson Richman captures the gift of love—for family, and those who feel like family—with her pen dipped first in truth, then crystalline tenderness, and finally compassion. The Secret of Clouds immersed me in the world of a teacher’s caring, an immigrant family’s heroism, and a child’s courage. Richman writes like a dream." - Randy Susan Meyers

"A story of family bonds, heartbreak, healing and hope—one that reminds us it is not how long we live but how well we live that matters most. The tenderly written ending will bring you to tears, but in the best possible way." - Lisa Wingate


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March 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Secret of Clouds: A Novel (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Alyson Richman
ISBN: 1-4328-6258-8 / 978-1-4328-6258-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Title: The Secret of Clouds
Author(s): Alyson Richman
ISBN: 1-984802-62-3 / 978-1-984802-62-0
Publisher: Berkley
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Title: The Secret of Clouds
Author(s): Alyson Richman
ISBN: 0-451-49077-0 / 978-0-451-49077-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Title: The Secret of Clouds
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Title: The Secret of Clouds
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Author(s): Alyson Richman
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