Body Surfing: A Novel

Body Surfing: A Novel

Anita Shreve


"Always readable-sometimes compulsively so-Shreve's novels tend to be emotionally resonant, properly paced, and populated via memorable characters." -People

on the age of 29, Sydney has already been as soon as divorced and as soon as widowed. attempting to regain her footing, she has signed directly to train the teenage daughter of a well-to-do couple as they spend a sultry summer time of their oceanfront New Hampshire cottage.

But while the Edwardses' grown sons arrive on the seashore apartment, Sydney unearths herself stuck up in a damaging net of previous tensions and sour divisions. because the brothers vie for her affections, the delicate life Sydney has rebuilt is threatened.

With the sophisticated wit, lyrical language, and terrific perception into the human middle that has led her to be referred to as "an writer at one together with her métier" (Miami Herald), Shreve weaves a singular approximately marriage, relatives, and the splendid braveness it takes to love.

"Shreve excels at nuance and element. She skillfully illuminates the tiniest of moments, delivering readers a peek on the advanced undertones coursing in the course of the characters in the course of the story." -Rocky Mountain News

"There is whatever satisfyingly fresh, good functioning, light, and scrumptious approximately an Anita Shreve novel. . . . Shreve's characters, grappling with wish, juggling their disgrace opposed to their remorse, are solely welcome." -Boston Globe

"Shreve's writing is textured, reflective, and usually flows very easily, to the purpose the place the reader can be shocked at how speedy the pages turn." -Newsday

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