The Time Keepers

A Novel

By Alyson Richman (Author)


Format Paperback


From international bestselling author Alyson Richman comes a poignant, beautifully written novel about the redeeming power of love.

Two women from different worlds, joined by the love of a child displaced by war, discover friendship and healing as their lives intersect with a mysterious wounded Vietnam vet named Jack. Jack works at the Golden Hours—a watch store that mends time pieces—and maybe even mends damaged souls. The Time Keepers interweaves the journeys of wonderfully diverse characters that will grip, fill, and break your heart—only to bring them together with the care and precision of an expert watchmaker, one piece at a time. Inspired by a true story of a Vietnamese refugee who entrusted the dramatic story of her escape from Vietnam to the author and also that of a wounded veteran, Richman sheds light on the personal stories of those whose lives were forever impacted by the devastation of war.
Praise for The Lost Wife
“A truly beautiful heartfelt story. . . . I couldn't put it down once I started it. Ms. Richman is a very special talent.”— Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale
“Staggeringly evocative, romantic, heart-rending, sensual and beautifully written . . . [it] may very well be the Sophie's Choice of this generation.”—New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart of the Dismas Hardy series
“A love story wrapped in tragedy and survival, I read The Lost Wife in one sitting. Tense, emotional and fulfilling: a great achievement by Alyson Richman.”—Martin Fletcher, winner of the Jewish National Book Award and NBC special news correspondent
Praise for The Velvet Hours
“Richman fills her novel with vibrant details, much as Marthe decorated her apartment: always with care, craft, and a sharp eye.”—Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)
“A love letter to the stories we tell and the stories we keep. . . . Imaginative, rich, and emotionally satisfying . . . a treasure.”—Jewish Book Council
“Richman's background in art is evident on every page of this opulent story of passion and transformation.”—New York Journal of Books -

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Alyson Richman graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in art history and Japanese studies. She is an accomplished painter and her novels combine her deep love of art, historical research, and travel. Alyson's novels have been published in 25 languages and have reached the bestseller lists both in the United States and abroad. She lives on Long Island with her husband and two children, where she is currently at work on her next novel.

Pub Date: 10/15/2024

ISBN: 9781454953234

Price: $18.99 / $24.99 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 336 pages

Trim: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0 Inches

Territories: WENG

Category: Fiction

Publisher: Union Square & Co.

Carton Quantity: 32