By Julia Glass
When the respected kid's ebook writer Mort Lear dies by chance at his Connecticut domestic, he leaves his estate and all its contents to his depended on assistant, Tomasina Daulair, who's moved by means of his generosity yet dismayed by way of the complex and defiant directives in his will. Tommy knew Morty for greater than 4 many years, considering that assembly him in a new york playground while she was once twelve and he used to be engaged on sketches for the ebook that might make him a celebrity. by means of the top of his more and more reclusive lifestyles, she stumbled on herself residing in his apartment as confidante and helpmeet, witness not only to his day-by-day workouts yet to the emotional fallout of his unusual boyhood and his risky courting with a lover who died of AIDS. Now Tommy needs to try and honor Morty's final needs whereas grappling with their results on a number of humans, together with Dani Daulair, her estranged brother; Meredith Galarza, the lonely, outraged museum curator to whom Lear as soon as promised his inventive property; and Nicholas Greene, the beguiling British actor forged to play Mort Lear in a film.
When the actor arrives for the stopover at he had formerly prepared with the guy he's to painting, he and Tommy are forced to appear extra heavily at Morty's prior and the implications of the alternatives they now face, either individually and jointly. Morty, because it seems, made a confession to Greene that undermines a lot of what Tommy believed she knew approximately her boss—and approximately herself. As she contemplates a destiny with no him, her not going alliance with Greene—and the loyalty they percentage towards the guy whose legacy they carry of their hands—will result in excellent upheavals of their wider relationships, their careers, or even their look for love.
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A House Among the Trees: A Novel by Julia Glass