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Home is where the heart is, and Kate thinks a lot about making people feel at home. She works for a global hotel corporation. She has two young children, and a husband of ten years.

Now, both Kate's home and her heart are about to implode: she has discovered a series of emails from her husband Adam to another woman. Probing for answers, she realizes this not the worst possible discovery - in fact, it is only the beginning.

As her family unravels, Kate's job becomes increasingly demanding - but how can she provide the perfect guest experience when her own foundations have been knocked away? She tries to hold things together for her daughters, but doesn't know what to tell them when they ask when Adam is coming home. Who was the man with whom Kate built a life? And what is he to her now?

Told with warmth, wit and grace, Lover is a novel about marriage, family, and work - an unforgettable account of having the strength to find one's place in the world.

A detailed observation of love, work and life told through a woman's crumbling marriage. The first-person voice is so compelling, it almost reads like a thriller. Addictive
Bookseller
Raverat mines the depth of this strife with wit, warmth and a sophisticated wisdom that makes it an unputdownable read.
Psychologies
This is one of the most bittersweet, searing books about a break up we've ever read.
Cosmopolitan

About Anna Raverat

Anna Raverat was born in Cambridge and grew up in North Yorkshire with her parents, Lucy Raverat, a painter, and Andrew Rawlinson, an academic and writer, and her three younger siblings. She is descended from Gwendolin Raverat, a celebrated artist and member of the Bloomsbury group. Anna read English at King’s College, Cambridge and now works as a consultant in organisation development and leadership. She lives in London with her three children. Signs of Life is her first novel.

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