By Anita Shreve
On the age of 29, Sydney has already been as soon as divorced and as soon as widowed. attempting to regain her footing once more, she has replied an advert to show the teenage daughter of a well-to-do couple as they spend a sultry summer season of their oceanfront New Hampshire cottage.
But while the Edwards' grown sons, Ben and Jeff, arrive on the seashore apartment, Sydney unearths herself stuck up in a harmful internet of outdated tensions and sour divisions. because the brothers vie for her affections, the delicate life Sydney has rebuilt for herself is threatened. With the delicate wit, lyrical language, and fantastic perception into the human center that has led her to be referred to as "an writer at one together with her métier" (Miami Herald), Shreve weaves a unique approximately marriage, family members, and the ideal braveness that it takes to like.
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Body Surfing: A Novel by Anita Shreve