Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Spotlight: The Liability of Love

Margaret Carlyle is searching for an epic love as she heads to college in 1979 after the loss of her beloved mother to cancer. When a charismatic boy named Anders rapes her on their first date, she wants nothing more than to forget it ever happened. But as the years pass, each life decision she makes seems driven by what happened that night. 

When Anders becomes famous as an actor, Margaret can no longer ignore her past―and she must make choices that will affect everyone around her, most notably her husband, Douglas, and Fitz, the man who has loved her patiently since college. 

This deeply moving novel is a window into class and privilege, the mysteries of marriage, and the destructive power of secrets―and an examination of what happens when we try to bury the past, as well as the consequences of confronting it.

"A poignant tale of love, loss, and secrets, The Liability of Love is a heart-wrenching, compassionate portrayal of survival--of what happens when old wounds are left untended, when quiet pain refuses to stay silent any longer, and when we allow ourselves a second chance. Gorgeously written; Susan Schoenberger has crafted a story that will remain with you long after you turned the last page." 
―Amber Smith, New York Times best-selling author of The Way I Used to Be

"The Liability of Love is a gorgeously written novel about how one terrible moment can ripple through a person's life, and those around her, in ways both great and small. Susan Schoenberger masterfully weaves a beautiful, gripping tale filled with empathetic and well-drawn characters. An unforgettable and moving story of love, loss, and, ultimately, survival."
--Jillian Cantor, USA Today best-selling author of Half Life

Susan Schoenberger is the award-winning author of A Watershed Year and The Virtues of Oxygen. With a linotypist as a grandfather, she has ink in her blood and worked as a journalist and copyeditor for many years, including The Baltimore Sun and 12 years with The Hartford Courant. She currently serves as Director of Communications at Hartford Seminary, a graduate school with a focus on interfaith dialogue. She lives in West Hartford, Connecticut, with her husband Kevin. They have three grown children and a small dog named Leo. 

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1 comment:

Susan Schoenberger said...

Thanks so much for this spotlight!