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Heart and Soul

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A woman envies her sister’s glamorous world—until she becomes part of it—in a novel of loss and self-discovery by the author of Local Knowledge.
After a lifetime in the shadow of the incomparable Miranda, Cassie believes she can never measure up to her sister. Rather than compete, she withdraws, and the two remain estranged—until a phone call from Miranda changes everything.
At Miranda’s insistence, Cassie flies to New York City for a visit, where she is instead offered a new home and a new job. But when Miranda dies suddenly, Cassie is thrust into a whole new life altogether—Miranda’s.
As Cassie lives in her sister’s house, works at her job, and even wears her clothes, the hidden truths behind Miranda’s seemingly perfect existence begin to claw their way forward. Suddenly Cassie finds herself on the verge of losing herself to the world she thought she envied, and her heart to the man she isn’t supposed to love.
“One of our finest novelists of the heart.” —Carol Goodman, author of The Lake of Dead Languages and The Widow’s House
“Gyllenhaal has x-ray vision into the human heart and a sharp eye for contemporary mores and social maneuvering.” —Ellen Feldman, author of Terrible Virtue and The Unwitting

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