Dreadfully Ever After Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks



One day when I was 12 years old and setting off on my newspaper route after school my mom said will you stop at the doctor's and pick up something... Continue »
  1. $13.27 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

    Children and Other Wild Animals

    Brian Doyle 9780870717543

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$1.25
List price: $14.99
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
3 Local Warehouse Literature- A to Z

Body Surfing

by

Body Surfing Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

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 métier" (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
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Shreve, Anita
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Subject:
Divorced women
Subject:
Widows
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Widows; Loss; Grief; Summer; Artists; Healing; Graduate students; Family relationships; Brothers and sisters; Self-discovery; Emotional healing; Professors; Family conflict; Missing persons; Runaways; Lesbians; Passion; Love; Jealousy; Sibling rivalry; Be
Subject:
Widows; Loss; Grief; Summer; Artists; Healing; Graduate students; Family relationships; Brothers and sisters; Self-discovery; Emotional healing; Professors; Family conflict; Missing persons; Runaways; Lesbians; Passion; Love; Jealousy; Sibling rivalry; Be
Subject:
Widows; Loss; Grief; Summer; Artists; Healing; Graduate students; Family relationships; Brothers and sisters; Self-discovery; Emotional healing; Professors; Family conflict; Missing persons; Runaways; Lesbians; Passion; Love; Jealousy; Sibling rivalry; Be
Subject:
Widows; Loss; Grief; Summer; Artists; Healing; Graduate students; Family relationships; Brothers and sisters; Self-discovery; Emotional healing; Professors; Family conflict; Missing persons; Runaways; Lesbians; Passion; Love; Jealousy; Sibling rivalry; Be
Subject:
Widows; Loss; Grief; Summer; Artists; Healing; Graduate students; Family relationships; Brothers and sisters; Self-discovery; Emotional healing; Professors; Family conflict; Missing persons; Runaways; Lesbians; Passion; Love; Jealousy; Sibling rivalry; Be
Subject:
Widows; Loss; Grief; Summer; Artists; Healing; Graduate students; Family relationships; Brothers and sisters; Self-discovery; Emotional healing; Professors; Family conflict; Missing persons; Runaways; Lesbians; Passion; Love; Jealousy; Sibling rivalry; Be
Subject:
Widows; Loss; Grief; Summer; Artists; Healing; Graduate students; Family relationships; Brothers and sisters; Self-discovery; Emotional healing; Professors; Family conflict; Missing persons; Runaways; Lesbians; Passion; Love; Jealousy; Sibling rivalry; Be
Subject:
Widows; Loss; Grief; Summer; Artists; Healing; Graduate students; Family relationships; Brothers and sisters; Self-discovery; Emotional healing; Professors; Family conflict; Missing persons; Runaways; Lesbians; Passion; Love; Jealousy; Sibling rivalry; Be
Subject:
Widows; Loss; Grief; Summer; Artists; Healing; Graduate students; Family relationships; Brothers and sisters; Self-discovery; Emotional healing; Professors; Family conflict; Missing persons; Runaways; Lesbians; Passion; Love; Jealousy; Sibling rivalry; Be
Subject:
Widows; Loss; Grief; Summer; Artists; Healing; Graduate students; Family relationships; Brothers and sisters; Self-discovery; Emotional healing; Professors; Family conflict; Missing persons; Runaways; Lesbians; Passion; Love; Jealousy; Sibling rivalry; Be
Subject:
Widows; Loss; Grief; Summer; Artists; Healing; Graduate students; Family relationships; Brothers and sisters; Self-discovery; Emotional healing; Professors; Family conflict; Missing persons; Runaways; Lesbians; Passion; Love; Jealousy; Sibling rivalry; Be
Subject:
Widows; Loss; Grief; Summer; Artists; Healing; Graduate students; Family relationships; Brothers and sisters; Self-discovery; Emotional healing; Professors; Family conflict; Missing persons; Runaways; Lesbians; Passion; Love; Jealousy; Sibling rivalry; Be
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080115
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.66 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The Last Time I Was Me
    Used Trade Paper $6.95
  2. Between Here and April
    Used Hardcover $10.50
  3. April Morning Used Book Club Hardcover $2.50
  4. 90 Minutes in Heaven: An Inspiring... Used Hardcover $5.95
  5. Magic Hour Used Trade Paper $1.95
  6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo...
    Used Trade Paper $7.50

Related Subjects

» BLOCKED
» Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
» Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Featured Titles
» Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Contemporary
» Fiction and Poetry » Romance » General

Body Surfing Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$1.25 In Stock
Product details 320 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 métier" (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

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.