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AMANDA EYRE WARD - The Nearness of You

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Nearness of You: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101887158
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - February 21st, 2017



Wednesday, February 22nd at 7pm

speaking & signing
The Nearness of You






Critically acclaimed novelist Amanda Eyre Ward is joining us tonight to share her new book The Nearness of You. Divided into three unique perspectives, The Nearness of You delves into the meaning of motherhood today, examining the relationships of biological, surrogate, and adoptive mothers. Amanda Eyre Ward will discuss her work and sign copies of the new novel.


A deeply personal story about what defines a mother from the critically acclaimed author of How to Be Lost and The Same Sky.

How does a woman transform herself into a mother? How does a mother give away her newborn child? Brilliant heart surgeon Suzette Kendall is stunned when Hyland, her husband of fifteen years, admits his yearning for a child. Suzette has always feared passing along the genes that led her mother to a mental institution. But Hyland proposes a different idea: a baby via surrogate. Dorrie is a young woman struggling to find the money to go to college. When she sees an advertisement to be a surrogate, she believes it’s a sign that her destiny is to help a family have a baby and then realize her dreams. It’s a perfect plan…but then she falls in love. With her trademark wit and ability to delve deeply into the stories that matter most, bestselling author Amanda Eyre Ward has written her most profound novel to date. The Nearness of You will keep you holding your breath as it explores the connections we form, the families we create, and the love we hold most dear.


Amanda Eyre Ward is the critically acclaimed author of five novels, including the bestseller How To Be Lost.

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