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A BookBub selection as one of “15 Powerful Memoirs to Read in 2021.”
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“There’s a guy. He was hit by a truck.”
On a rainy November day, Mia Hayes’ husband left for work on his Vespa. Normally, she would have driven him, but Mia was waiting on a phone call with an editor and didn’t have time.
She never saw that caring, loving version of her husband again.
The fallout from his accident–Mia’s guilt and her husband’s PTSD, memory loss, and depression–consumed their lives over the next five years as her laid-back husband changed into an angry man with few memories of their past. Desperate to hold her fragile family together, Mia ignored her own unraveling and plunged into bipolar depression.
As she searched for answers to unanswerable questions, Mia moved her family from San Francisco to Paris, France before landing in a leafy Washington, D.C. suburb where she tried to find a fresh start only to become embroiled in a scandal of her own making.
Through ups and downs, mental illness and bad decisions, Mia struggled with what it means to be a good wife and mother, whether saving her marriage was worth the pain, and understanding that healing is a personal journey.
Always Yours, Bee is a heartbreaking yet triumphant and brave look at a woman, a marriage, and a family falling apart and coming out stronger. Told with clarity and introspection, it captures the terror of losing the person closest to you—yourself. READ AN EXCERPT
Beauty fades. Marriages change. But best friends are forever.
Diana has the perfectly planned life: boy-girl twins attending Princeton and Brown; a wonderful marriage; and her own successful crisis PR agency. She never saw this coming.
Kristin’s emotional affair has left her adrift. With her daughter off at college, she’s not adjusting to her empty-nest life well. She wants to feel something again.
Writer and free-spirit Steph loves nothing more than to go-go-go. She doesn’t have room in her life for a partner, kids, or anything long-term. She’s tired of explaining herself.
Their lives couldn’t be more different, but they end up in the same place: needing each other to find their footing in a world that increasingly pushes them aside.