The Cradle Author:Patrick Somerville In the summer of 1997, a newlywed couple, Matt and Marissa, are living in Wisconsin and expecting their first child. With the baby almost due, Marissa sends Matt on a quest to recover an antique cradle from her mother, who claimed it when she abandoned her family years earlier. — Ten years later, a middle-aged couple, Bill and Renee, are living o... more »utside Chicago and preparing to see their only son, Adam, off to war in Iraq. Adam's departure brings to the surface deeply personal memories of Renee's first love, and forces the confession of a long-held secret that brings the two stories together in the novel's powerful climax.« less
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This is a beautifully written debut novel. It is two stories that eventually merge into a poignant conclusion. The main character, Matt, has an essence of goodness and a heart that makes the book unforgettable. My only regret was that this book ended. I will remember it for a long time, which is surely the measure of a truly good book. I look forward to reading more by this very talented author.