George And Lizzie: A Novel

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From “America’s librarian” and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl comes an emotional, “Anne-Tyler-esque” (Library Journal) debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads.

George and Lizzie are a couple, meeting as college students and marrying soon after graduation, but no one would ever describe them of being soulmates. George grew up in a warm and loving family—his father an orthodontist, his mother a stay-at-home mom—while Lizzie was the only child of two famous psychologists, who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love.

After a decade of marriage, nothing has changed—George is happy; Lizzie remains…unfulfilled. But when George discovers that Lizzie has been searching for the whereabouts of an old boyfriend, Lizzie is forced to decide what love means to her, what George means to her, and whether her life with George is the one she wants.

With pitch-perfect prose and compassion and humor to spare, George and Lizzie is “a richly absorbing portrait of a perfectly imperfect marriage,” (Amy Poeppel, author of Small Admissions), and “a story of forgiveness, especially for one’s self” (The Washington Post).


  • George and Lizzie 01 open

    Duration: 30s
  • George and Lizzie 02 dedication

    Duration: 12s
  • George and Lizzie 03 epigraph

    Duration: 01min
  • George and Lizzie 04 How They Met

    Duration: 12min
  • George and Lizzie 05 The Great Game

    Duration: 21min
  • George and Lizzie 06 The Center

    Duration: 32s
  • George and Lizzie 07 Lizzie Meets Marla

    Duration: 16min
  • George and Lizzie 08 Maverick and the Great Game

    Duration: 10min
  • George and Lizzie 09 George's Childhood

    Duration: 21min
  • George and Lizzie 10 The Wide Receiver

    Duration: 01min
  • George and Lizzie 11 Jack McConaghey

    Duration: 20min
  • George and Lizzie 12 What We Need to Know About George

    Duration: 03min
  • George and Lizzie 13 The Guards

    Duration: 01min
  • George and Lizzie 14 The Last Down

    Duration: 10min
  • George and Lizzie 15 Lydia and Mendel

    Duration: 23min
  • George and Lizzie 16 Sheila

    Duration: 09min
  • George and Lizzie 17 Mysteries of Kindergarten

    Duration: 04min
  • George and Lizzie 18 The Quarterback

    Duration: 01min
  • George and Lizzie 19 The Post Great Game Show

    Duration: 07min
  • George and Lizzie 20 Jack and Lizzie Have Sex

    Duration: 07min
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