The Last Talk with Lola Faye

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Penguin Group, May 26, 2011 - Adultery - 372 pages
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Luke Paige, historian and writer, is signing his latest work in a bookstore in Alabama when in the queue he spots a woman he hoped never to see again. Lola Faye was once his father's secret lover - and he holds her to blame for everything. Her husband shot Luke's father dead, and his mother died soon after. Lola Faye wants to talk - and talk - over a drink, that becomes dinner, and then another drink.

Slowly, painfully, Luke and Lola revisit the terrible events that have shaped their lives. The story they reveal is one of the timeless struggle between fathers and sons; of longed-for passion; of hopes and dreams thwarted by fate and circumstances.

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User Review  - markon - LibraryThing

This was a fascinating look at people's actions, motivations, and how differently people see the same event. This book was recommended by my cousin's wife. Thanks Janet! Luke, a middle-aged historian ... Read full review

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User Review  - katiekrug - LibraryThing

Do you ever pick up a book, smugly knowing exactly what to expect, and read maybe 100 or 150 pages, getting more and more frustrated because the author is taking so long to get where you know he is ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Thomas H Cook was born in Alabama. He has been nominated for the Edgar Award seven times in five different categories, winning the Best Novel category for The Chatham School Affair. He was also shortlisted for the Duncan Lawrie Dagger for Red Leaves. His most recent novel was The Fate of Katherine Carr which was highly acclaimed. He lives in New York City and on Cape Cod.

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