Marisa de los Santos, author of The Precious One, on tour December 2015

Posted By on November 29, 2015

The Precious One PB coverAbout The Precious One

• Paperback: 384 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (December 1, 2015)

“With warmth, humor, and a light, sure touch, Marisa de los Santos tells a big-hearted story.”—Christina Baker Kline, author of the New York Times bestseller Orphan Train

In all her life, Eustacia “Taisy” Cleary has given her heart to only three men: her first love, Ben Ransom; her twin brother, Marcus; and Wilson Cleary—professor, inventor, philanderer, self-made millionaire, brilliant man, breathtaking jerk—her father.

Seventeen years ago, Wilson ditched his first family for Caroline, a beautiful young sculptor. In all that time, Taisy’s family has seen Wilson, Caroline, and their daughter, Willow, only once.

Why then, is Wilson calling Taisy now, inviting her for an extended visit, encouraging her to meet her pretty sister—a teenager who views her with jealousy, mistrust, and grudging admiration? Why, now, does Wilson want Taisy to help him write his memoir?

Told in alternating voices—Taisy’s strong, unsparing observations and Willow’s naive, heartbreakingly earnest yearnings—The Precious One is an unforgettable novel of family secrets, lost love, and dangerous obsession, a captivating tale with the deep characterization, piercing emotional resonance, and heartfelt insight that are the hallmarks of Marisa de los Santos’s beloved works.

“Exceptionally well crafted.” —Publishers Weekly

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Marisa De Los SantosAbout Marisa de los Santos

A New York Times bestselling author and award-winning poet with a PhD in literature and creative writing, Marisa de los Santos lives in Wilmington, Delaware, with her family.

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Marisa’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, December 1st: The Book Chick

Wednesday, December 2nd: A Bookish Affair

Friday, December 4th: Booksie’s Blog

Monday, December 7th: I’m Shelf-ish

Monday, December 7th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Tuesday, December 8th: Sara’s Organized Chaos

Thursday, December 10th: From the TBR Pile

Monday, December 14th: BoundyWords

Tuesday, December 15th: Books and Bindings

Wednesday, December 16th: Novel Escapes

Thursday, December 17th: Joyfully Retired



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