• “A humane novel that possesses, at its center, a searching emotional generosity.”

    — New York Times Book Review

    “Gracefully written and provocative… an elegant book.”

    — Washington Post Book World

  • The Dive From Clausen’s Pier

    The international bestseller that asks the questions: How much do we owe the people we love? Is it a sign of strength or weakness to walk away from someone in need?

    Carrie Bell has lived in Wisconsin all her life. She’s had the same best friend, the same good relationship with her mother, the same boyfriend—Mike, now her fiancé—for as long as anyone can remember. It’s with real surprise that she discovers, at age twenty-three, a longing for change: an upheaval, a chance to begin again. That chance is granted to her, terribly, when Mike is injured in an accident. Now Carrie has to question everything she thought she knew about herself and the meaning of home.

    The Dive from Clausen’s Pier reminds us how precarious our lives are and how quickly they can be divided into before and after, whether by random accident or by the force of our own desires. It begins with a disaster that could happen to anyone and forces us to ask how we would bear up in the face of tragedy. Elegantly written and ferociously paced, emotionally nuanced and morally complex, this is a riveting novel about the conflict between who we want to be to others and who we must be for ourselves.