September 11, 1973: Eleven-year-old Alejandro Penda watches from his apartment window as Santiago, Chile falls to a military coup, destroying his family and his childhood. Arriving alone in America, he’s taken in by the Larks: a prominent family in the town of Guelisten. Though burdened by unresolved grief for his disappeared parents, he becomes fiercely loyal to the Larks, eventually marrying one of their daughters, Valerie.
September 11, 2001: Javier Landes watches from his apartment window as New York City falls to terrorism. As one of Manhattan’s top-paid male escorts, this professional lover has never lacked for company and is loyal only to himself. But in the wake of 9/11, Jav is named guardian for an orphaned nephew in Guelisten and must open his carefully-guarded heart to pain he's long suppressed.
Alex, Valerie and Jav meet first in their twenties, with a sudden attraction each finds strange and compelling. When they meet again in their forties, they discover not only is their bond still strong, but their life experiences are strangely similar. All have been shaped by separate 9/11s, and their unfinished business from the past will change everything they know about love, loyalty and friendship.
Across three decades and two continents, An Exaltation of Larks explores the unpredictability of sexual attraction, how family ties are forged, torn and mended, and how love's downfall can turn to exaltation.
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A former professional dancer and teacher, Suanne Laqueur went from choreographing music to choreographing words. Her books fall between romantic literature and literary romance, although she’s fond of saying, “I write Contemporary Train wreck.” Her emotionally-intelligent love/life stories prove to appeal to the passions of all readers, crossing gender, age and genre.
Laqueur’s novel An Exaltation of Larks won the Grand Prize in the 2017 Writer’s Digest Book Awards. Her novel The Man I Love won a gold medal in the 2015 Readers' Favorite Book Awards and a gold medal for Best Debut Author from Feathered Quill Book Awards.
Laqueur graduated from Alfred University with a double major in dance and theater. She taught at the Carol Bierman School of Ballet Arts in Croton-on-Hudson for ten years. An avid reader, cook and gardener, she started her blog EatsReadsThinks in 2010. She lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two children. Visit her on Facebook or at http://suannelaqueurwrites.com
. All feelings welcome. And she always has coffee.
Also by Suanne Laqueur
The Fish Tales:
*The Man I Love
*Give Me Your Answer True
*Here to Stay
*The Ones That Got Away
The Venery Duet:
*An Exaltation of Larks
*A Charm of Finches