The News from the End of the World

The News from the End of the World

by Emily Jeanne Miller

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Overview

“This one’s a winner.” —People
 
Vance Lake is broke, jobless, and recently dumped. Taking refuge with his twin brother, Craig, on Cape Cod, he unwittingly finds himself in the middle of a crisis that would test even the most cohesive family, let alone the Lakes. Seventeen-year-old Amanda is pregnant. Craig is heartbroken and full of rage; his exasperated wife, Gina, is on the brink of an affair; and Amanda is indignant, ashamed, and very, very scared.
Told in alternating points of view by each member of this colorful New England clan, and infused with the quiet charm of the Cape in the off-season, The News from the End of the World follows one family into a crucible of pent-up resentments, old and new secrets, and memories long buried. Only by coming to terms with their pasts, as individuals and together, do they stand a chance of emerging intact.
 
“My favorite kind of book, bighearted and full of complicated flawed characters stumbling through love and life, making hard choices, making mistakes, and making the reader fall in love with every one of them. I loved this novel!” — Ann Hood, author of The Book That Matters Most
 
“With wonderfully crafted characters and expert pacing, Miller has written the kind of narrative that readers crave: a beautifully written, hard-to-put-down story that will stay long after the book has been closed.” — Booklist 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328745460
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/23/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

EMILY JEANNE MILLER graduated from Princeton University and holds an MFA from the University of Florida. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and is the author of Brand New Human Being.
 

EMILY JEANNE MILLER worked as a journalist for several western newspapers before earning an MS from the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Montana and an MFA from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Her short stories have appeared in the Portland Review and the North American Review, andshe has been a resident at Yaddo and at the Vermont Studio Center. She lives in Washington, D.C.


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SiobhanMFallon More than 1 year ago
Emily Jeanne Miller's newest, compulsively readable novel, The News from the End of the World, takes on a complicated situation with wit and enormous empathy. Miller doesn't shy away from examining the strife that often exists in family dynamics, from marital discord, the whiff of potential adultery, and a teenager forced to make hard choices. Life is complicated. In Miller's hands it's also very, very funny and wise. One of the things that makes her brilliant novel so refreshing is her acknowledgement that there aren't any easy answers. Readers will think twice about their own assumptions, which is the best kind of writing, something that readers will discuss long after they've put the book down.