Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Jacquelyn Mitchard, and Anna Quindlen, Golden State is a powerful, mesmerizing new novel that explores the intricacies of marriage, family, and the profound moments that shape our lives. Doctor Julie Walker has just signed her divorce papers when she receives news that her younger sister, Heather, has gone into labor. Though theirs is a strained relationship, Julie sets out for the hospital to be at her sister’s side—no easy task since the streets of San Francisco are filled with commotion. Today is also the day that Julie will find herself at the epicenter of a violent standoff in which she is forced to examine both the promising and painful parts of her past—her Southern childhood; her romance with her husband, Tom; her estrangement from Heather; and the shattering incident that led to her greatest heartbreak. Infused with emotional depth and poignancy, Golden State takes readers on a journey over the course of a single, unforgettable day—through an extraordinary landscape of love, loss, and hope. Praise for the novels of Michelle Richmond “Highly recommended [for fans of] authors like Jodi Picoult and Jacquelyn Mitchard.” —Library Journal (starred review) , on The Year of the Fog “An intelligent, emotionally convincing tale.” —The Boston Globe , on No One You Know “A work of fiction [that] raises our sights to higher truths.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel , on Dream of the Blue Room Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.