Magically quiet yet deeply satisfying, Macken in Love follows two middle-aged lovers who must navigate personal histories in search of the one thing that has evaded them both.
Lonesome but loveable, 50-year-old Kevin Macken devotes his days to the Irish bakery he inherited from his parents. Once Juilliard-bound, Jill Novak has never recovered from the tragedy that derailed her promising career more than two decades ago. For two people who have all but given up on love, finding each other feels too good to be true.
And in some ways, it is. The harder Macken falls for Jill, the more he finds himself compulsively drawn to her mysterious past. Haunted by a famous painting that may serve as a clue, Macken sets out to learn everything he can about Jill - and in doing so risks the promise of their future together.
From award-winning author W.D. Wetherell, Macken in Love is a profoundly moving story about the many lives we live on the way to finding love.
W. D. Wetherell is the author of over 20 books, including the novels The Writing on the Wall, Chekhov's Sister, and A Century of November. He's won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, three O'Henry Awards, a National Magazine Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year award, and grants from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His book of short stories, Where We Live, is out this fall.