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Authors: Amy Hatvany

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Outside the Lines

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A WASHINGTON SQUARE PRESS PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

 

“Like a gorgeous dark jewel, Hatvany’s novel explores the tragedy
of a mind gone awry, a tangled bond of father and daughter, and the
way hope and love sustain us. It 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

 

W
hen Eden was ten years old she found her father, David, bleeding out on the bathroom floor. The suicide attempt led to her parents’ divorce, and David all but vanished from Eden’s life. Since childhood, she has heard from him only rarely, just enough to know he’s been living on the streets and struggling with mental illness. But lately, there has been no word at all.

Now in her thirties, Eden decides to go look for her father, so she can forgive him at last, and finally move forward. When her search uncovers other painful truths—not only the secrets her mother has kept from her, but also the agonizing question of whether David, after all these years, even wants to be found—Eden is forced to decide just how far she’ll go in the name of love.

“Compelling . . . a fascinating look at mental
illness—the exuberance and self-loathing, creativity
and destruction that then reverberate against
the lives of family and loved ones.”
—JULIETTE FAY, author of
Shelter Me

 

 

AMY HATVANY is the author of three other novels, including Best Kept Secret. She lives in Seattle with her family.

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More Advance Praise for
Outside the Lines

“Extraordinary. With her trademark insight and compassion for her characters, Amy Hatvany has written a beautiful and moving book.”

—Melissa Senate, author of
The Love Goddess’ Cooking School

 


Outside the Lines
is a sad, funny, heartbreaking and heartwarming novel that explores the boundaries of love and how we break those boundaries in its name. 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

 

Praise for
Best Kept Secret

 

“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 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

 

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Also by Amy Hatvany
 

Best Kept Secret

 

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This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents
either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.
Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead,
is entirely coincidental.

Copyright © 2012 by Amy Hatvany

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First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition February 2012

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