Contemporary Fiction

Miller's Valley

by Anna Quindlen

Quick take

A 1960s coming-of-age novel that follows a young woman as she overcomes the heartbreaks of growing up and falling in love.

Why I love it

Bestselling author Anna Quindlen has a long history with Book of the Month '“we've featured many of her titles over the years, and she even served as one of our judges in the early 2000s. Her latest work is a coming of age novel set in Miller’s Valley, Pennsylvania, in the 1960s. The novel follows a young girl, Mimi Miller, through the changing eras of her life, as family secrets are revealed and ...

Member thoughts

39% Love
55% Like
4% Dislike
  • Jessica D.

    Visalia, CA

    "Such a great story about family dynamics & love. A lot of heart in such a short novel. Loved it. "

  • Katelin O.

    Trumansburg , NY

    "Fantastic! Protagonist and setting paralleled beautifully. Satisfying and complete, very mature novel. "

  • Mary H.


    "This was a great novel."

  • Beththena J.

    Columbus, OH

    "This was a really great coming of age story. Really made you think about the importance of home and how it influences your life. Also the concept of coming full circle was amazing. "

  • Marcela C.

    Fountain Valley, CA

    "Great book about home and family."

  • Cori M.

    San Francisco, CA

    "Loved the plot, loved the characters. Really well written."

  • Ariel M.

    Anchorage, AK

    "Perfect vacation/airplane read, writing is clever, honest, and transports you into the story. Staying on my bookshelf to revisit years later."

  • Stephanie B.

    Bexley, OH


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    Indianapolis , IN


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    St Petersburg , FL


  • Katherine T.

    Lake Stevens, WA