THE NEWS FROM THE END OF THE WORLD

Emily Jeanne Miller

Meet the lovable but dysfunctional Lake family over the four days that will make or break them.

When Vance Lake—broke, jobless, and recently dumped—takes refuge with twin brother Craig back home on Cape Cod, he unwittingly finds himself smack in the middle of a crisis that would test the bonds of even the most cohesive family, let alone the Lakes. Craig is strangely mournful and angry at equal turns. His exasperated wife, Gina, is on the brink of an affair. At the center of it all is seventeen-year-old Amanda: adored niece, rebellious daughter, and stubborn stepdaughter.

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Meet the lovable but dysfunctional Lake family over the four days that will make or break them.

When Vance Lake—broke, jobless, and recently dumped—takes refuge with twin brother Craig back home on Cape Cod, he unwittingly finds himself smack in the middle of a crisis that would test the bonds of even the most cohesive family, let alone the Lakes. Craig is strangely mournful and angry at equal turns. His exasperated wife, Gina, is on the brink of an affair. At the center of it all is seventeen-year-old Amanda: adored niece, rebellious daughter, and stubborn stepdaughter. She’s also pregnant.

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, both separately and together, do they stand a chance of emerging intact.

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  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Hardcover
  • February 2017
  • 288 Pages
  • 0547734417

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About Emily Jeanne Miller

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, and she has been a resident at Yaddo and at the Vermont Studio Center. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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Praise

“Is home the answer or the end of the road? A beautifully crafted, emotional portrait of a Cape Cod family whose teenage daughter may not be the only one out of options.  The austere beauty of the off-season landscape seems to bring out hard truths and scour away secrets.  I loved it.”Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand and The Summer Before the War

“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 with readers long after the book has been closed.”Booklist

“Immersive… The unique landscape of Cape Cod in the offseason sets the stage for Miller’s poignant, fast-paced family drama. Told in alternating points of view, this gripping novel gets to the heart of the familial trust, independence, and the struggle to overcome the past in order to forge a happier future.”Publisher’s Weekly