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Publisher Comments:

At the age of 29, Sydney has already been once divorced and once widowed. Trying to regain her footing, she has signed on to tutor the teenage daughter of a well-to-do couple as they spend a sultry summer in their oceanfront New Hampshire cottage.

But when the Edwardses' two grown sons arrive at the beach house, Sydney finds herself caught up in a destructive web of old tensions and bitter divisions. As the brothers vie for her affections, the fragile existence Sydney has rebuilt is threatened.

With the subtle wit, lyrical language, and brilliant insight into the human heart that has led her to be called "an author at one with her metier" (Miami Herald), Shreve weaves a novel about marriage, family, and the supreme courage it takes to love.

Review:

"Always readable-sometimes compulsively so — Shreve's novels are typically emotionally resonant, nicely paced, and populated by memorable characters." People

Review:

"Shreve excels at nuance and detail. She skillfully illuminates the tiniest of moments, offering readers a peek at the complex undertones coursing through the characters throughout the story." Rocky Mountain News

Review:

"There is something satisfyingly clean, well functioning, pale, and delicious about an Anita Shreve novel....Shreve's characters, grappling with desire, juggling their shame against their regret, are entirely welcome." Boston Globe

Review:

"Shreve's writing is textured, reflective, and generally flows with ease, to the point where the reader may be surprised at how quickly the pages turn." Newsday

Review:

"[Body Surfing is] well drawn and will satisfy Shreve's fans. Not one of this crowd-pleasing author's best, but a solid, workmanlike B-plus effort." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Always readable-sometimes compulsively so-Shreve's novels are typically emotionally resonant, nicely paced, and populated by memorable characters. -People

At the age of 29, Sydney has already been once divorced and once widowed. Trying to regain her footing, she has signed on to tutor the teenage daughter of a well-to-do couple as they spend a sultry summer in their oceanfront New Hampshire cottage.

But when the Edwardses' two grown sons arrive at the beach house, Sydney finds herself caught up in a destructive web of old tensions and bitter divisions. As the brothers vie for her affections, the fragile existence Sydney has rebuilt is threatened.

With the subtle wit, lyrical language, and brilliant insight into the human heart that has led her to be called an author at one with her m tier (Miami Herald), Shreve weaves a novel about marriage, family, and the supreme courage it takes to love.

Shreve excels at nuance and detail. She skillfully illuminates the tiniest of moments, offering readers a peek at the complex undertones coursing through the characters throughout the story. -Rocky Mountain News

There is something satisfyingly clean, well functioning, pale, and delicious about an Anita Shreve novel. . . . Shreve's characters, grappling with desire, juggling their shame against their regret, are entirely welcome. -Boston Globe

Shreve's writing is textured, reflective, and generally flows with ease, to the point where the reader may be surprised at how quickly the pages turn. -Newsday

About the Author

Anita Shreve is the author of the novels The Pilot's Wife, The Weight of Water, Eden Close, Strange Fits of Passion, Where or When, and Resistance. She divides her time between Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316067331
Author:
Shreve, Anita
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Subject:
Divorced women
Subject:
Widows
Subject:
Love stories
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
291
Dimensions:
8.18x5.56x.82 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 291 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316067331 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Always readable-sometimes compulsively so — Shreve's novels are typically emotionally resonant, nicely paced, and populated by memorable characters."
"Review" by , "Shreve excels at nuance and detail. She skillfully illuminates the tiniest of moments, offering readers a peek at the complex undertones coursing through the characters throughout the story."
"Review" by , "There is something satisfyingly clean, well functioning, pale, and delicious about an Anita Shreve novel....Shreve's characters, grappling with desire, juggling their shame against their regret, are entirely welcome."
"Review" by , "Shreve's writing is textured, reflective, and generally flows with ease, to the point where the reader may be surprised at how quickly the pages turn."
"Review" by , "[Body Surfing is] well drawn and will satisfy Shreve's fans. Not one of this crowd-pleasing author's best, but a solid, workmanlike B-plus effort."
"Synopsis" by , Always readable-sometimes compulsively so-Shreve's novels are typically emotionally resonant, nicely paced, and populated by memorable characters. -People

At the age of 29, Sydney has already been once divorced and once widowed. Trying to regain her footing, she has signed on to tutor the teenage daughter of a well-to-do couple as they spend a sultry summer in their oceanfront New Hampshire cottage.

But when the Edwardses' two grown sons arrive at the beach house, Sydney finds herself caught up in a destructive web of old tensions and bitter divisions. As the brothers vie for her affections, the fragile existence Sydney has rebuilt is threatened.

With the subtle wit, lyrical language, and brilliant insight into the human heart that has led her to be called an author at one with her m tier (Miami Herald), Shreve weaves a novel about marriage, family, and the supreme courage it takes to love.

Shreve excels at nuance and detail. She skillfully illuminates the tiniest of moments, offering readers a peek at the complex undertones coursing through the characters throughout the story. -Rocky Mountain News

There is something satisfyingly clean, well functioning, pale, and delicious about an Anita Shreve novel. . . . Shreve's characters, grappling with desire, juggling their shame against their regret, are entirely welcome. -Boston Globe

Shreve's writing is textured, reflective, and generally flows with ease, to the point where the reader may be surprised at how quickly the pages turn. -Newsday

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