“Lee Woodruff has written a beautiful, humorous, poignant page-turner.”--Adriana Trigiani
a warm June day, Maura Corrigan is walking with her nine-year-old son,
James, as he rides his bike to school when the unthinkable happens. He
darts on to the street and is hit by Alex, a 17- year-old neighbor. What
unfolds in the wake of the accident is an intricate web of
relationships, secrets, and betrayals that ultimately create a story of
Told through the perspectives of two generations within the family, Those We Love Most chronicles
how an unimaginable sudden twist of fate forces each family member to
confront their choices, examine their mistakes, and fight for their most
valuable relationships. It raises the age-old question: Why do we hurt
the ones we love?
once thoughtful, penetrating and engrossing, the characters live with
you long after you’ve finished the novel. This debut family saga that
will satisfy readers of The Summer We Fell Apart, We Were the Mulvaneys, and Saint Maybe.
Lee Woodruff is a contributing editor for CBS This Morning, reporting on a variety of home- and family-related topics. Her first book, the best-selling In an Instant,
garnered critical acclaim for its compelling and humorous chronicle of
her family’s journey to recovery following her husband Bob’s roadside
bomb injury in Iraq. Her second book was a collection of essays, Perfectly Imperfect – A Life in Progress. Those We Love Most is her first novel.