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Leaving

A Novel

by Roxana Robinson

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Leaving by Roxana Robinson
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    Feb 2024, 344 pages

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Veteran writer Roxana Robinson returns with a novel that explores the intricacies of late-in-life romance.

Roxana Robinson is the author of many previous books, including the novels Dawson's Fall, Sparta and Cost. BookBrowse's First Impressions reviewers were impressed with Leaving, giving it an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

What the book is about:

Several decades after the abrupt end of an intense affair in young adulthood, a chance encounter re-ignites the connection between a married man and a long-divorced woman (Teresa R). The pair rekindle what they once had, but of course life is now far more complicated: both have adult children, and Warren is married (Jill S). This suspenseful domestic drama deals with relationships, boundaries, betrayal, morality, and what we owe to others in our quest to fulfill our own desires (Betsey V).

Readers felt Leaving tackles many salient issues:

Difficult questions come into play in this masterfully written story: What exactly is honor...

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