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Who are we without our memory?

When Katherine Keene is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, her four grown children must grapple with how to care for her – and how to remake their relationships with each other. 

And then there’s the secret that threatens their family’s very identity. Will the Keenes find healing and reconciliation – or implode from within?


Advance praise for Catchlight:

“Law is no novice writer, and this is truly an impressive debut. … A trifecta of memorable players, convincing storytelling, and well-honed prose.”

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Brooke Adams Law’s Catchlight is a beautiful, moving novel of a family in transition… Law asks us whether we can find joy in the midst of grief, and whether we can make art out of pain, and then she shows us how that is done.”

-Phil Klay, author, Redeployment, 2014 National Book Award Winner, Fiction

“In the hands of a lesser writer, Catchlight could be a soapy collection of trauma dramas; but Law’s own empathy is so acute that these characters spring to life in a book that is part love story and entirely all-engaging read. At the end, you will know these people … and know yourself.

-Jacquelyn Mitchard, author, The Deep End of the Ocean (Oprah’s Book Club pick)

Catchlight is a novel that should probably come with a warning. Reader, abandon whatever else you thought you might do, because once you enter into the world of this novel, it will exert an irresistible gravitational pull on you.

-Rachel Basch, author of Degrees of Love and The Listener

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