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What does love demand of us, and who must pay the price?

'Absorbing...haunting.' Meg Woltizer, author of The Wife

High school sweethearts, Sarah and Warren, have grand plans for an adventurous future together, but when a misunderstanding causes them to part ways, they end up marrying other people.

When they meet again at sixty, their lives have been carved into very different shapes. Sarah lives outside New York; Warren lives in Boston. Sarah is divorced, Warren still married, and both have grown up children. When they reconnect, they feel the rekindled spark of love and desire - a spark that has been dead for so long. But are they willing to risk destroying all that they have built separately for the chance of a future together?

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Leaving is a passionate portrait of marriages, of parenthood (early and late), and the tectonic shifts of family life. Roxana Robinson brings her wit, her beautiful sentences, and her compassionate clarity to this book about the price of love and the enduring need for it." - Amy Bloom

"What does love demand of us, and who must pay the price? Leaving is a searing interrogation of honor and passion. It dissects the hidden cost of the choices we make, and the consequences with which we must endeavor to live." - Geraldine Brooks

"If to the combustible elements of passion, honor, love, and art, you add the complexities of modern parenting, you get the conflagration that is Leaving. Compelling, heart-stopping, and all too believable, this is a marvelous read." - Gish Jen

"A remarkable novel-a quietly expansive story, in which elements of love and family coalesce and escalate into tragedy. Leaving has a plot in which surprises abound, as broken conventions lead to menace and threat. A triumph of a book." - Joan Silber

"Leaving is as absorbing as it is haunting, powered by Roxana Robinson's deep understanding of ambiguities, allegiances, and the lengths people must sometimes go to navigate them." - Meg Wolitzer

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