Two young women who’ve
dated the same man navigate love, destiny, loss, and choice in this powerful
Anna Riley and Anne
Cavanaugh have had a lover in common, but it’s not until a pivotal moment in
one of their lives that their paths unforgettably converge. “Beautiful and connected
in unexpected ways,” (Jodi Angel), the linked stories in So Much a Part of
You “read like whispered secrets” (Scott Nadelson).
Peter Herring was the
center of Anne’s universe in college, and now, a few years later, he’s become
the center of Anna’s, and merely a minor player in his ex-girlfriend’s world.
That is, until Peter and Anna are invited into Anne’s parents’ home to visit
with her dying mother, and he finds himself drawn back into her orbit. Years
later, when her own mother is dying, Anna will find herself yearning to reach
out to Anne, with whom she had shared such a brief but intimate bond, and find
solace in that moment from long ago.
Perspective evolves with
time, and so with time, what Peter means to each woman—as lover, as friend, as
connection to the past—also evolves. Through exploring Anne’s and Anna’s ties
to Peter and unfolding the narratives of the people who weave meaningfully in
and out of their lives, Polly Dugan reveals the power of family secrets, the ripple
effects of her characters’ emotional choices, and how poignantly their
intertwined relationships shape who they are and how they love.
Possessing that rare
ability to write the sweep of emotion with tenderness, Polly Dugan invites
readers to witness the moments that define her characters—the moments that come
back full circle to comfort or haunt them, or both. So Much a Part of You
will break your heart and still have you asking for more. Download and start listening now!