Find Me: A Novel

Sally brings us today's #OMPReads - FIND ME by André Aciman! Grab your own copy with the link in our bio. "I loved the movie “Call Me By Your Name.” Set in Italy, it told the story of one eventful summer in the lives of Elio, a young man in the process of discovering who he is, and Oliver, the graduate student spending the summer working for Elio’s professor father and staying at the family’s home. This beautiful movie was based on a novel by Andre Aciman. Now I am happy to report that Aciman has published a sequel, FIND ME.

FIND ME begins years after the end of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Samuel, Elio’s father, is on a train to Rome, where he plans to visit Elio, who is now a concert pianist. A chance encounter on the train opens the door to a new life for Samuel. Elio’s life changes as well, with his move to Paris and an important new relationship.

Of course we also learn about Oliver’s current life, and the question on the minds of those who loved the original movie — What happened to Elio and Oliver? — is beautifully addressed in this poignant new book. I’m so glad I read it!"

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A New York Times Bestseller

In this spellbinding exploration of the varieties of love, the author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name revisits its complex and beguiling characters decades after their first meeting.

No novel in recent memory has spoken more movingly to contemporary readers about the nature of love than André Aciman’s haunting Call Me by Your Name. First published in 2007, it was hailed as “a love letter, an invocation . . . an exceptionally beautiful book” (Stacey D’Erasmo, The New York Times Book Review). Nearly three quarters of a million copies have been sold, and the book became a much-loved, Academy Award–winning film starring Timothée Chalamet as the young Elio and Armie Hammer as Oliver, the graduate student with whom he falls in love.

In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio’s father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman upends Sami’s plans and changes his life forever.

Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic.

Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the emotional nuances that are the substance of passion. Find Me brings us back inside the magic circle of one of our greatest contemporary romances to ask if, in fact, true love ever dies.