Brown University


This Must Be the Place

by Maggie O'Farrell
Vintage, May 2017   ISBN: 978-0-345-80472-3
Price: $16.95

Best-selling author Maggie O’Farrell captures a remarkable marriage with insight and laugh-out-loud humor.
 
Daniel Sullivan leads a complicated life. A New Yorker living in the wilds of Ireland, he has children he never sees in California, a father he loathes in Brooklyn, and his wife, Claudette, is a reclusive ex–film star given to pulling a gun on anyone who ventures up their driveway. Together, they have made an idyllic life in the country, but a secret from Daniel’s past threatens to destroy their meticulously constructed and fiercely protected home. Shot through with humor and wisdom, This Must Be the Placeis an irresistible love story that crisscrosses continents and time zones as it captures an extraordinary marriage, and an unforgettable family, with wit and deep affection.