By Stephan Lee
Updated February 19, 2014 at 05:00 AM EST
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APPLE TREE YARD Louise Doughty

Apple Tree Yard

type
  • Book

Who’s the couple?
Yvonne Carmichael, a leading geneticist, and her professor husband, Guy.

What’s their story?
Guy watches as Yvonne begins an affair with an unnamed — and untrustworthy — lover.

How good’s the big twist?
The opening scene pretty much announces that things won’t end well for Yvonne, but it’s still fascinating to see a brilliant woman destroy her life with a few impulsive decisions. In Doughty’s hands, Yvonne’s actions are both shocking and weirdly understandable. A-

Apple Tree Yard

type
  • Book
genre
author
  • Louise Doughty
publisher
  • Sarah Crichton Books

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