Thursday, May 28, 2009
I've had a couple people ask me about this book. I have enjoyed some of her previous books (The Pilot's Wife, Where or When, The Last Time They Met) so decided to read another, although isn't Anita Shreve known for "depressing" subject matters? I finished this book Tuesday. It was rainy all day so I did laundry and read and read because I wanted to see how it ended! It left me wanting a little more, but not wondering WTH happened like when I recently finished "Harvesting the Heart" by Jodi Picoult.
Basically, and I'm a horrible book reviewer as I've mentioned before, Sydney, the main character finds herself at 29, 2 years into unexpected widowhood, tutoring an 18 year old girl (Julie)for her SAT's while spending the summer at her family's beach house in NH. The girl is a little "slow". This is all that readers are told, but seems mildly autistic. Anyway, Julie has two brothers, Jeff and Ben who visit this beach house and thus begins the real story involving a love triangle while exploring all the dynamics of this family. The matriarch is a witch with a "b"! There are twists and turns, disappointments, new beginnings. All of that. It was a very good read. If you're going to the beach this summer, take this book along. You'll like it.
I may try The Weight of Water or Sea Glass next. Those were recommended to me by bloggers and friends. Twilight will have to wait a while longer.
Tonight is our "Girls' Night Out" night which replaces Bunco this year. Tonight it's yoga and wine. The girl hosting is having someone come teach us some yoga moves. I'm excited. I have always wanted to try it. And wine afterwards. Perfect!