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Tom Lake: A Reese's Book Club Pick

In the spring of 2020, Lara’s three daughters return to the family's orchard in Northern Michigan. While picking cherries, they beg their mother to tell them the story of Peter Duke, a famous actor with whom she shared both a stage and a romance years before at a theater company called Tom Lake. As Lara recalls the past, her daughters examine their...show more

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320 pages

Average rating: 7.2

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SandyO
Feb 26, 2024
Good, but a bit “lightweight” for Ann Patchett
CaPo
Feb 24, 2024
4/10 stars
I found this book frustrating, due to lack of empathic character development.
Misty St Pierre
Feb 24, 2024
10/10 stars
This was a beautiful story of a woman reflecting on her life before she became a mother - with her daughters. I loved her husband’s constant stoic support and love. This was a magnificent story and I loved all the characters. It’s meant to be a lovely stroll down memory lane, not some dark turn at the end. It exudes kindness, love, and humanity during a very trying time
Anonymous
Feb 21, 2024
10/10 stars
Felt like putting on the warm blanket of summer during the cold month of February. Beautiful writing. It’s one of those books where not a ton happens, but you want to keep reading anyway because it’s such a comforting story. Also as a former theater nerd, I loved the past storyline.
puravjha07
Feb 06, 2024
8/10 stars
Really enjoyed reading this book. The characters in this audiobook seemed very real because of Meryl Streep's unique reading style. Additionally, the story itself is independent. I adored Lara's relationships with her husband and each of her daughters. She avoided the allure of Hollywood to live a genuine life and kept her wits about her. And I think this is great.

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