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Outside the Lines: A Novel Paperback – February 7, 2012
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“A palpable love story, emotional search for and acceptance of a lost parent, and a bittersweet ending make for an enveloping, heartfelt read.”—Publishers Weekly
“There are no storybook perfect endings here, but this compelling novel raises the possibility of a hopeful way forward.” —The Seattle Times
“Will delight readers…vivid and written with a depth of feeling.” —Library Journal
"Like a gorgeous dark jewel, Hatvany’s exquisitely rendered novel explores the tragedy of a mind gone awry, a tangled bond of father and daughter, and the way hope and love sustain us. This novel does what the best fiction does: it makes us see and experience the world differently." —Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You
"This extraordinary novel about a woman's search for her lost father--and herself--touched me deeply. With her trademark insight and compassion for her characters, Amy Hatvany has written a beautiful and moving book. Were there Oscars for novels, Outside the Lines would sweep the categories."
—Melissa Senate, author of The Love Goddess' Cooking School
"Outside the Lines offers a fascinating look at the interior of a mental illness—the exuberance and self-loathing, creativity and destruction that then reverberate against the lives of family and loved-ones. Hatvany’s storyline is compelling, weaving back and forth between father and daughter, patiently explaining as it asks all the important questions."
—Juliette Fay, author of Shelter Me
"Outside the Lines is a tender and lovely novel that explores the boundaries of love and how we break those boundaries in its name. It's sad and funny, heartbreaking and heartwarming. You'll want to read this book slowly. When you're finished, you'll want to read it again."
—Rebecca Rasmussen, author of The Bird Sisters
“I’m telling everyone about Best Kept Secret. It’s the realistic and ultimately hopeful story of Cadence, whose glass of wine at the end of the day becomes two…then…three…then a bottle. I love that Cadence feels so familiar, she could be my neighbor, my friend, or even my sister.” —Jennifer Weiner, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“I was transfixed by Cadence and her heart-wrenching dilemma. The writing is visceral, the problems are real, and there are no clear solutions. You won’t want to put it down.” —Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed
“Touching, hopeful, and so real…Amy Hatvany writes with depth and compassion about a secret many have kept as she offers the miracle chance of starting over. I loved these characters and this novel.” —Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Boat
“Rarely do I find a book that stays with me long after I’ve finished it, but this is definitely one. The writing is warm, witty, thoughtful and heartbreaking, and that ending—I’m still thinking about it.” —Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, author of Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay
“One of the most compelling books I’ve read in years. This heartfelt, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting novel will start an important dialogue about the secrets we keep…and it could even save lives.” —Sarah Pekkanen, author of Skipping a Beat
About the Author
Amy Hatvany is the author of three other novels, including Best Kept Secret. She lives in Seattle with her family.
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I feel that Amy really dug deep to examine how these problems affected the whole family and how no matter how much you want to change someone's life.....it is them that has to do it. I want to add that this was a Kindle Unlimited book and because it was a read for free book I discovered a new author! Love my Kindle Unlimited!
Great job Amy!
I did not know what to expect from Outside the Lines, but I loved it from the very first page. Both Eden and David's stories are so compelling and they feel like real people. Amy offers a glimpse of what it's like to have a family member who is mentally ill and all the frustrations that go along with it. I wish she had included Lydia's perspective too, as I would have been interested to hear what was going through her mind back in the late 80s/early 90s.
I definitely recommend this book, as well as Safe with Me and Heart Like Mine. I look forward to reading Amy's other books soon, as well.
Of course, I was casting this book in my head.
Eden (2010): Emily Blunt
David (1989): Colin Farrell (David made me think of the father in Saving Mr. Banks)
David (2010): Sam Trammell (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0870794/?ref_=nv_sr_1)
Jack: James Marsden
Georgia: Minka Kelly (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1310368/)
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