THE STORIES WE DON’T TELL
The Stories We Don’t Tell is an incisive look at love and loss. It tells of Nick’s journey from boy to man and the experiences— both real and imagined—which carry him there.
ABOUT THE BOOK
“Growing up had stolen the truth of us.” A life worth living is a life worth sharing. But growing up in a small town in Montana not worth a name, that kind of life is not one Nick can manage, let alone comprehend. When fate gives him an existence he can barely recognize, he searches for meaning in the future he wishes existed, and attempts to escape a past that cannot be told save for in the pages of a faded memory. Melissa Thayer’s lyrical and poignant debut novel, part confession and part wistful longing, is an incisive look at love and loss, and what remains of a soul that is dashed against the rocky shorelines of hope.
“Thayer breaks all the rules: she leaves things out; she not only skips from one foot to the other but from side to side and upwards and backwards. It is the epitome of a book hangover.” –GEEKS UNLEASHED, TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2014
“Thayer’s writing reminds me of the way I remember things.” -Book Review
“If Palahniuk wrote a tragically epic love story with likable characters, this would be it.” -Allie Burke, Bestselling Author of Paper Souls