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Lover

(2016)
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Kate—a wife, a mother of two, and a senior executive at a multinational hotel company—has made caring for others her life’s work, and she’s good at it. But when she opens her husband’s computer to find a series of email exchanges with an unknown woman, it all begins to fall apart. After ten years of marriage, Kate is forced to take a closer look at her relationship with her husband, and she must ask herself: How well do I really know him?

Things begin to spiral at work, too, with the political machinations in the office reaching an increasingly Shakespearean level of drama and ferocity. Kate gets caught between the ravings of power-hungry bosses and her job, which is to make the hotel guests happy. With both her work and home lives crumbling around her, Kate, for the first time, begins to think about what it is she really wants: from her husband, from her job, from her life.

Lover, the British writer Anna Raverat’s U.S. debut, is an observation of love, work, and life as seen through the lens of a troubled marriage. With the irresistible wit of Emma Straub’s The Vacationers, the compelling candor of Ayelet Waldman’s Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and no shortage of brightening humor, Raverat paints an acute portrait of the female psyche, freshly exploring intimacy and the politics of work. Intellectually rich and captivatingly poignant, Lover is the powerful story of a woman making her way in the world.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Anna Raverat is a humane and generous writer, giving voice to our best instincts and communicating, by quiet and often funny moments, a sense of our ability to overcome adversity with love." - Chris Cleave

"Wise and subtle and witty . . . Filled with humanity and warmth. A compulsively readable book about a breakup from a brilliant new writer." - Maggie Gee

"I wept through Lover by Anna Raverat. It’s written with such a light touch, but is so piercing and so true." - Liza Klaussmann

"In Lover, Anna Raverat tells the beautiful, moving, complicated story of how a good marriage turns bad, creating a mad-fast read that newly explores what it means to be a wife, mother, daughter, friend, and coworker navigating the inanities of corporate life. You’ll never drink from a glass in a hotel room again." - Helen Klein Ross


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Hardback Editions

March 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lover: A Novel
Author(s): Anna Raverat
ISBN: 0-374-19365-7 / 978-0-374-19365-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
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December 2016 : UK Hardback

Title: Lover
Author(s): Anna Raverat
ISBN: 1-4448-3072-4 / 978-1-4448-3072-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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March 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lover
Author(s): Anna Raverat
ISBN: 1-4472-7130-0 / 978-1-4472-7130-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lover
Author(s): ANNA RAVERAT
ISBN: 1-250-15943-1 / 978-1-250-15943-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lover
Author(s): Anna Raverat
ISBN: 0-330-54469-1 / 978-0-330-54469-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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March 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lover
Author(s): Anna Raverat
ISBN: 0-330-54467-5 / 978-0-330-54467-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

March 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lover: A Novel
Author(s): Anna Raverat
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lover: A Novel
Author(s): Anna Raverat
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
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March 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lover
Author(s): Anna Raverat
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2016 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Lover
Author(s): Anna Raverat
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon AU