'Here is what we know, those of us who can speak to tell a story: On the
afternoon of October 21st, my wife, Lexy Ransome, climbed to the top of the
apple tree in our back yard and fell to her death. There were no witnesses,
save our dog Lorelei . . .' So begins this remarkable, unputdownable debut
about a man faced with the sudden and inexplicable loss of the love of his
life. Convinced that Lexy's death was not an accident, and driven by a
desire to discover what really happened that October afternoon, Paul
decides to embark on the only course of action he can possibly imagine.
What follows is a luminous account of an extraordinary, magical love
affair, and its aftermath. This is the story of a passionate woman and her
irrepressible dreams; of a man who does not know how to begin to live
without her; of an animal's loyalty and devotion, and of the desperate
search for answers that leads them all to places they never expected to go.

Carolyn Parkhurst—Lorelei's Secret

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