The Truth about Ben and June - by Alex Kiester

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Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 320

Format: Hardcover

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Family Life

Publisher: Park Row

Book theme: Marriage & Divorce

Author: Alex Kiester

Language: English

Street Date: June 28, 2022
TCIN: 83981011
UPC: 9780778311959
Item Number (DPCI): 247-06-3024
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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"From the moment Ben and June met in a hospital waiting room on New Year's Eve, their love has seemed fated. Looking back at all the tiny, unlikely decisions that brought them together, it was easy to believe their relationship was special. But now, after several years of marriage, June is struggling as a new mom. At times, she wonders about the life she didn't choose -- what might have been if she hadn't given up the lead role in a famous ballet to start a family. Feeling like a bad mom and more alone than ever, she writes to her deceased mother, hoping for a sign of what she should do next. One morning, Ben wakes to the sound of his baby and quickly realizes that June is gone, along with her suitcase. As Ben attempts to piece together June's disappearance, her new friends mention things he knows nothing about -- a mysterious petition, June's falling-out with another mom, her strange fixation on a Greed myth. The more Ben uncovers about June, the more he realizes how little he actually knows her. And now the only way to bring June home is to understand why she left."--Publisher.



Book Synopsis



From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Alex Kiester, a heartfelt debut that explores the complexity of a modern-day marriage when a new mother vanishes one morning.

"This powerful novel takes an honest, unflinching look at the challenges of modern parenthood from both sides of a marriage."
- Tracey Lange, New York Times bestselling author of We Are the Brennans

Love isn't something that happens to you; it's something you must choose every day.

From the moment Ben and June met in a hospital waiting room on New Year's Eve, their love has seemed fated. Looking back at all the tiny, unlikely decisions that brought them together, it was easy to believe their relationship was special. But now, after several years of marriage, June is struggling as a new mom. At times, she wonders about the life she didn't choose--what might have been if she hadn't given up the lead role in a famous ballet to start a family. Feeling like a bad mom and more alone than ever, she writes to her deceased mother, hoping for a sign of what she should do next.

One morning, Ben wakes to the sound of his baby and quickly realizes that June is gone, along with her suitcase. As Ben attempts to piece together June's disappearance, her new friends mention things he knows nothing about--a mysterious petition, June's falling-out with another mom, her strange fixation on a Greek myth. The more Ben uncovers about June, the more he realizes how little he actually knows her. And now the only way to bring June home is to understand why she left.

Told through alternating perspectives of husband and wife, The Truth About Ben and June is a witty and wise page-turner about life's many crossroads and a heartfelt reminder that we create our own destiny.



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"This powerful novel takes an honest, unflinching look at the challenges of modern parenthood from both sides of a marriage, including the profound shame that can come from not living up to expectations. Through the eyes of Ben and June--a couple you will root for from the beginning--Alex Keister confidently explores the tragedy that comes with hiding our fears from each other, and the healing that can come with sharing them." --Tracey Lange, New York Times bestselling author of We Are the Brennans

"In this smart and heartfelt novel, Alex Kiester tells the story of a marriage, from the heady days of new love to the disorienting transformation into parents, and in doing so tenderly reveals the complexities of sharing one's life with another person. But perhaps even more importantly, Kiester, with clear-eyed empathy, gives voice to the mothers struggling in the postpartum period, offering a nuanced look into something that is often stigmatized. Written with humor, warmth, and tremendous insight, The Truth About Ben and June is an immersive, important work." --Alison Wisdom, author of We Can Only Save Ourselves

"In her debut novel, Kiester dives inside the murky, muddled world of postpartum emotions. Never blaming June or Ben for the problems in their relationship, Kiester allows each character to explore the allure of alternate paths and the pain of missed opportunities...a touching portrait of parenthood." --Booklist

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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.06 inches length x 6.26 inches width x 9.28 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.93 pounds
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