When Tito Loved Clara

When Tito Loved Clara

Published March 8, 2011, by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

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Advance praise:

“I carried Jon Michaud’s blazing When Tito Loved Clara with me all over New York City, because I couldn’t bear to set it down.” –Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You
“Deeply affecting and exquisitely written … Jon Michaud explores the nature of love and family—and weaves a tale that will forever linger in the imagination.”David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z
“Jon Michaud’s openhearted, soulful novel is a love story … but that’s not all it is: it’s also a multigenerational portrait of a family an the community around it; a joint meditation on contemporary manhood and, even more powerfully, contemporary womanhood; and a collection of delicately paced, astutely observed scenes that illuminate the way that people hide and reveal, hurt and heal.” –Ben Greenman, author of What He’s Poised to Do and Celebrity Chekhov
“Jon Michaud pulled off the near impossible in When Tito Loved Clara: he made me laugh while he was breaking my heart. His novel is a joy, a treasure, and a triumph.” –Lauren Grodstein, author of A Friend of the Family

“An indelible portrait of a woman doggedly overcoming every obstacle in her path.” –Library Journal
“Michaud’s quiet account of a foundering marriage and his forays into the mind of an abused child and her adult self are perfectly done.” –Booklist