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  • Title: No-One You Know
  • Author: Michelle Richmond
  • ISBN: 9780091928919
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback

  • Ellie Enderlin spent most of her childhood living in her sister s shadow Lila was the good daughter a mathematical genius who could do no wrong in their parents eyes Whereas Ellie was younger, wilder and could never quite match up Until one day the shape of their family changes forever Lila is brutally murdered In the aftermath of her sister s death, Ellie entrustsEllie Enderlin spent most of her childhood living in her sister s shadow Lila was the good daughter a mathematical genius who could do no wrong in their parents eyes Whereas Ellie was younger, wilder and could never quite match up Until one day the shape of their family changes forever Lila is brutally murdered In the aftermath of her sister s death, Ellie entrusts her most intimate feelings to a man who betrays her utterly by turning the story into a bestselling true crime book a book that both devastates her family and identifies one of Lila s professors as her killer.Twenty years later and two Americans meet by chance in a remote village in Nicaragua Ellie is now a professional coffee buyer, an inveterate traveller and incapable of trust Peter is the academic who saw his career ruined by being named as Lila s killer He protests his innocence and leaves Ellie with a gift the notebook that Lila carried everywhere, a piece of evidence not found with her body Stunned, Ellie will return home to San Francisco to explore the mysteries of Lila s notebook, filled with mathematical equations, and begin a search that has been waiting for her all these years It will lead her to discover about the lover no one knew Lila had, to the motives and fate of the man who profited from their family s anguish and to the deepest secrets even sisters keep from each other.
    Michelle Richmond
    Thank you for stopping by my page I grew up in Mobile, Alabama, the middle of three sisters After attending the University of Alabama, I worked a number of odd jobs around the South before enrolling in the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Miami From Miami I moved to New York City, and finally to San Francisco with my husband in 1999 I ve published four novels, including The Year of Fog, and two story collections My new novel, THE MARRIAGE PACT, will be out in JulyE MARRIAGE PACT is a psychological thriller about a young professional couple who get caught up in a worldwide marriage cult that promises them a happy, lasting marriage When I set out to write The Marriage Pact, I wanted to do something I hadn t tried before I had to let go of all of my notions of what would I do and just let the characters be themselves and get into all kinds of trouble.If your book club is reading THE MARRIAGE PACT, you can download The Pact party guide at themarriagepact.I like to write about ordinary people in crisis a kidnapping The Year of Fog , a hostage situation Golden State , a decades old murder that became a true crime sensation No One You Know , and now THE MARRIAGE PACT I enjoy pushing characters past the limits of everyday life, seeing how they react to trauma and, in the case of THE MARRIAGE PACT, to a threat much bigger and powerful than themselves One of the things I find challenging and exciting about writing fiction is allowing my characters to act in questionable ways that make sense to them at the moment Characters, like children, need the freedom to make their own bad decisions.My novels are often set in San Francisco and the Bay Area, where I ve made my home, but my stories and novels also take inspiration from many of the places I ve lived and traveled My story collection HUM 2014 features Americans caught up in espionage, surveillance, and all manner of marital crimes.If you love discovering new books, or if you ve enjoyed any of my books, I d love to send you my author newsletter It includes notes on what I m reading, dispatches from the writing life, and book giveaways You can sign up for the newsletter at michellerichmond.Back story I knew I wanted to be a writer for almost as long as I can remember, way back when I was a kid growing up in Alabama I used to write skits to perform for my parents with my two sisters After graduating from a huge public school in downtown Mobile, I studied journalism and creative writing at the University of Alabama, then worked in advertising, as well as in restaurants and a tanning salon for a few years before enrolling in an MFA program in creative writing I bounced around the South for a while and lived in New York City for a couple of years, with a brief work stint in Beijing, before settling in Northern California in 1999 I ve been writing here in the fog ever since.My first book, The Girl in the Fall Away Dress was a short story collection that I wrote during my years waitressing and doing other odd jobs in Knoxville and Atlanta My first novel, Dream of the Blue Room, was inspired by my time in Beijing My second novel, The Year of Fog, gathered many rejections before being acquired by a young editor at Bantam The Year of Fog was a life changing book in that in allowed me to connect with readers in ways I d never quite imagined, and it gave me the freedom to pursue writing full time Writing is my dream job It s a job I do alone in a quiet room, but because it allows me to connect with readers, it never feels lonely.

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    Commentaires:

    Elyse
    Update: $1.99 on Kindle today! Michelle's book "The Year of the Fog" won book of the year --- years back in the Bay Area. This is another one of her books. Her writing really stands out. Gorgeous!!Interesting mysterious travel type tale. Excellent! "No One You Know", is more sophisticated than the other two books I've read by Michelle Richmond: having created an original ---even courageous novel. I think its her most 'mature' and very 'impressive' work (of those I've read so far anyway). She ma [...]

    Lisa Vegan
    It’s official: I am a huge fan of Michelle Richmond’s writing style, and of her storytelling, and especially the characters she creates and the subject matter she chooses. My admiration for her The Year of Fog was not a fluke; I was wowed by this book also. (I plan to read her other older published novel and book of short stories, and any other writing she creates that I can get my hands on.) In this novel the author has profound truths to say about stories, life, and loss, and I don’t thi [...]

    Carol
    I had read The Year of Fog by this author and was eager to read this one. This book, however, was quite disappointing. First of all, the main premise is flawed. The main character's sister, Lila, is murdered and her sister's college professor writes a nonfiction book about the murder naming the killer which would never be done. The person who was named was not the killer and he could have sued the author for libel and collected big bucks. From then on the book went downhill to me. Ellie searches [...]

    Meg
    Toward the end of this incredibly moving literary mystery, the storyteller and Ellie is a storyteller; narrator is far too sterile a word for what is going on here comes to the realization that stories aren t set in stone. I don t know if that is a universal truth, provable to the irrefutable certainty demanded by the mathematician characters in No One You Know, but it is clearly true about the story told in these wonderful pages. This story is set in something far richer: fertile literary soil [...]

    Kelly
    I found myself having a few little mixed opinions the whole time I was reading this book. But let's start with the basic plot (no spoilers! promise). Ellie Enderlin was 19 years old when her brilliant, beautiful, math-whiz older sister Lila left one night and never came home. Her body was found just a few days later in a wooded area, but no one was ever prosecuted. Ellie subsequently turned to one of her professors, Andrew Thorpe, with all of her innermost thoughts and feelings only to later fin [...]

    Katerina
    Совершенно не обязательное и очень среднее чтение про девушку из Сан-Франциско, у которой убили сестру-математика, а потом и личную жизнь, и вот она пытается как-то поправить и то, и другое, с переменным успехом. Получилась не ахти какая помесь Скарлетт Томас с Жоэлем Дикеро [...]

    Sara
    Richmond has a fast-paced, riveting style that carries you along like a leaf swirling downstream. She doesn't cheatwe have all the pieces to the puzzle. I like that! I could relate to Ellie in both her love for her sister, her confusion regarding herself, and her need to find the truth at last. Deeply moving, completely realistic, profoundly human. Richmond is on my list of authors always worth reading.

    Gina
    Description- All her life Ellie Enderlin had been known as Lila’s sister. Until one day, without warning, the shape of their family changed forever. Twenty years ago, Lila, a top math student at Stanford, was murdered in a crime that was never solved. In the aftermath of her sister’s death, Ellie entrusted her most intimate feelings to a man who turned the story into a bestselling true crime book—a book that both devastated her family and identified one of Lila’s professors as the killer [...]

    Franny
    This is a book suffering from multiple personality disorder. It might be a story of a character reconciling with her past; it might be a murder mystery; it might be a romance but it is successful at none of these. Richmond begins with a sound premise: a young woman living life in the shadow of her sister's unsolved murder. Then, the author seems to lose track of her own aims. Her protagonist's actions are not-quite-credible in a number of scenes and the purported reasons for the actions are ofte [...]

    Jacki
    I read this in just a couple of sittings. It sucked me in from the beginning and hooked me til the end. I loved how she talked about the elements of stories within her story. It was like she was writing to the reader. The story itself was a major draw: her sister was murdered 20 years ago- the guy accused of killing her appears in this random restaurant in this random city and says he didn't do it- gives her his sister's notebook- she is intrigued, tries to find who had murdered her sister.Along [...]

    Sara
    What an amazing book - well written and such a compelling plot. Twenty years ago, Ellie's mathematical genius sister, Lila, was murdered and the crime never solved. The loss tore apart her family, especially when a professor at the university wrote a book about Lila's murder and blamed another professor for the crime. Ellie's spent the years without Lila searching for a meaning in life and believing that the man named in the book as responsible actually was guilty. One day, Ellie runs into the m [...]

    Nicole
    I liked this book although it took me quite awhile to get through it, almost a month. I didn't care so much for the paragraphs of math theory. I appreciated their element to the story and what it added pertaining to Lila and Peter's characters, but I thought that it went a little too much into it too often and distracted me a bit from the story. That said, I really liked the main character, Ellie, and that is important to me in a story. I thought it was very well written. I liked Ellie's interac [...]

    Julie Ehlers
    I bought this expecting a Jodi Picoult-type read, but got much more. This, in spite of its terrible, generic cover, is a literary novel with a lot of interesting elements--the emphasis on storytelling, on coffee, on math, on the relationship between sisters, with music and San Francisco, and Ben Fong-Torres (!), with all its interesting characters--I could have happily lived within this novel for a longer period of time.

    Wendy
    I imagine Ellie would be dismayed to learn that I do not like the taste of coffee. I do not even care for mocha ice cream. But, oh, do I love the smell of a fresh pot of coffee, especially in the morning!Ellie Enderlin has the perfect nose for coffee. She had never set out to become a coffee buyer, but it is a career well suited to her. She can pick out the individual scents and flavors of varying coffee types and knows a good coffee bean when she comes across it. During her most recent business [...]

    Natasha du Plessis
    A story, after all, does not only belong to the one who is telling is. It belongs, in equal measure, to the one who is listening.This quote in the book sums up the whole story of Ellie and how she saw the death and subsequent solving of her sister's murder and how Lila's death influenced her whole life.I loved the characters and the way in which the story was told, I also loved the references to the coffee cupping as I am not a coffee drinker but recently attended such a cupping session.A must r [...]

    Kp
    Predictable but still a good read. That is my summation of No One You Know. The plot was compelling, but I could tell everything that was going to happen. Otherwise, the writing was good. I recently read The Nightingale, and I was comparing and contrasting this book with that one. I thought The Nightingale had a predictable plot AND schlocky writing. This book at least had decent writing. Other things I liked about it: I have never read a book that had a character who was involved in the coffee [...]

    Marie desJardins
    I really enjoyed this book about a woman whose older sister, a mathematical genius, disappears; her body is found in the woods a few days later. The betrayal she feels when her English professor, who she has confided in after her sister's death, turns her sister's story into a true-crime novel, is absolutely wrenching. The characters -- from the two sisters to the various friends and lovers who are tied in through the story -- are quite believable. Even relatively minor characters like the owner [...]

    Kay
    I went to the "Athena Isle Writers Meeting" at Story Mountain Center for Writers in Second Life a couple of weeks ago and met Michelle Richmond. The talk with her made me rush to find The Year of Fog and No One You Know, which looked like the book of hers I'd like to read rather than Fog, so I got it from the library. The transcript of the meeting with Michelle Richmond is here.The story is beautifully written, simple exposition of layers of Ellie's emotional life after the murder of a sister an [...]

    Ainur
    it's one of the good books that makes you want to read other books from the author. this story is about Ellie, who after twenty years of her sister's death, is struggling to find the truth about her sister's murder. the story evolved around this two different characters, Lila and Ellie. Lila is the quiet, not very socialised person, who dedicated her time with math. while Ellie, she's the party type, she's become this coffee buyer. the interesting thing about this story is the two main different [...]

    Colleen
    This is the story of two sisters one (Lila) of whom dies in an accident which appears to be a murder. Ellie, the surviving sister, confides in one of college writing instructors only to be told eventually that he is writing a book about the event. When it comes out, there is an "accused" although the police never have enough evidence. Ellie is haunted by her sister's death and lets herself be dictated by what she has read about herself and her family in the book. She finally is able to confront [...]

    Joanne
    This book gets classified as a mystery, since it involves a death which is never solved, but it's really about the surviving sister, Ellie, and the way her life has been shaped. The murdered sister, Lila, was a math genius, so there's a good deal of math theory that's in the book for literary symbolism, and one of the other main characters is a literature professor, so there's also a lot of talking about story and perspective and truth and fiction. All this talking is the problem with the book, [...]

    Joanne
    This book is such an improvement over The Year of Fog. I found that book to be almost too frantic. In No One You Know, the pace is slower, the story richer and more complex.Ellie's brilliant sister Lila is murdered and, while no one is ever arrested or tried for the murder, a trusted friend of Ellie betrays her and her family by writing a tell-all book about the dead sister, and ruins a man's life by carelessly naming him as the murderer. Fast forward almost 20 years and Ellie runs into the mali [...]

    Wai
    I honestly don't know how this book has as many good reviews as it does. Though the first time around I read this book it wasn't so horrible (it took me a good while to read it because the first half of the book didn't interest me at all), but I just tried to read it again and I honestly don't know how I got through it the first time. I know Richmond wrote a book that reached the New York Times Bestseller List, and this book is supposedly more sophisticated, but oh my goodness. This book just fe [...]

    Tamara
    It's a very good read, an engrossing novel and mystery with good insight into family relationships. I liked the settings, the atmosphere of San Fransisco and Latin American, the way that both mathematics and literature played into the narrative. I was hoping that the protagonist, Ellie, would come into her own more as the book went on; that it would become more of her story and less of her sister's. I was hoping that the idealization of the sister would lessen over time and that the family would [...]

    Kristy Trauzzi
    This whole book was just so fake that at times it made me cringe. The true crime novelist who makes up the killer-and the "killer" doesn't stand up for himself? He just fades away into a new forgotten life. Then you have the fact that she decides to stalk the so-called killer but when she gets the chance she not only sits and has coffee with him but she invites him to her room. Cuz, that's what I would do with the person I believed to be my sisters killer. Then her whole wild goose chase to find [...]

    Amy
    This is my first Michelle Richmond book and I was quite impressed. She covered a lot of ground in a short book. It was tightly written, yet didn't skimp on the detail. The story itself was compelling. Due to the subject matter it could have been a heavy, slogging read, but it was deftly handled and I never felt weighed down by the narrative.I enjoyed the math and coffee explanations, though a few of my friends weren't so big on the extraneous detail. I felt it was integral to the book and framed [...]

    Jennifer
    I read this because I enjoyed the author's first book (The Year of Fog) so much. I didn't like this one near as well. The basic story is a woman who is still haunted by her sister's murder some twenty years later and how she finds the missing answers. The murdered sister was a mathematician so there is a LOT of math-speak in this one, with references to theories and equations and as a person who has no interest in numbers, I found myself skimming and/or skipping the math passages. I read it one [...]

    Brooke
    This book was captivating for me. I really liked the story & characters. The writing was magnificent. However, the only reason I did not give it 5 stars, is because after a while the "facts" (i.e. mathmatical theories, conjectures, etc.) became too pretentious. Sometimes they would pull the story together, but sometimes it seemed that the author was just flaunting knowledge and I didn't like it. Take out a few of these "facts" and I could have easily given it 5 stars. I can't wait to read mo [...]

    Lisa
    First of all, if you haven't already, don't read the description of this book on -- I really think it gives too much away. When I started reading, all I knew was that the book was about a woman still dealing with her sister's death 20 years after the fact, and that's enough. Compelling from the start, I couldn't put this book down despite the sad premise. With forays into coffee, mathematics, writing, relationships, and ultimately how we control (or don't) our own stories, this book has a littl [...]

    Caroline Larsen
    This is the second book I've read by Richmond, both book club picks and both disappointing in the same way. No One You Know has a similar premise as The Year of Fog - a woman ends up completely out of her element trying to solve a mystery/crime because she is personally connected to it. The story moves along well, the writing is good (not great), characters and settings are interesting enough, and then Richmond totally cheats as the end, leaving the reader completely disatisfied. Fine as far as [...]

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