March returns to her childhood home with her teenage daughter, Gwen, to attend the funeral of the housekeeper who brought her up.
Unexpectedly, though, the visit rekindles in March a passion for an earlier unrequited love.
Overwhelmed by her emotions, she abandons her marriage and life commitments in pursuit of the affair.
But her lover is a man of strange secrets with a violent streak, and she soon discovers him to be a Bluebeard with a sinister collection... Here on Earth is both a darkly compelling love story and a fantastically detailed portrait of small-town life, rife with gossip, tensions and murky pasts. An Oprah Winfrey Book Club Choice.