Heidi Pitlor

The Daylight Marriage

Heidi Pitlor

Talk: The Daylight Marriage

Editor and author Heidi Pitlor discusses her novel "The Daylight Marriage" and "The Best American Short Stories". "The Daylight Marriage" is a novel about love and slow loss, missed opportunities and bad choices, and ultimately, the decisions we make and what they cost us and the people we love.

Heidi Pitlor

Heidi Pitlor got her BA at McGill University and her MFA at Emerson College in Boston. She was a senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for nine years before becoming the series editor of The Best American Short Stories. She has worked with Salman Rushdie, Alice Sebold, and others. She wrote the novel “The Birthdays” and her fiction and essays have appeared in Ploughshares and the Huffington Post.

The Daylight Marriage

For the first time, Lovell is forced to examine the trajectory of his marriage through the lens of memory. As he tries to piece together what happened to his wife--and to their life together--readers follow Hannah on that single day when a hasty decision proves irrevocable.

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