||At ten, Leslie believes her mother can do no wrong-because Marion Flynn is just about perfect. Only when the family summers at Indian Lake does Leslie begin to suspect that her mother may not be the tower of strength Leslie had thought. For beneath Marion's charm lies an insecurity that threatens to shred the bonds of one closely knit family.
|Editors Note 1
||A novel that vividly brings to life the inherently adversarial nature of the mother-daughter relationship and its yearnings. "This strong, thoughtful first novel...develops with quiet momentum" (Publishers Weekly). Named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times. Harvest American Writing series
|Editors Note 2
||Leslie Flynn, an only child dedicated to her seemingly perfect mother, discovers the insecurity beneath her mother's charm as her own adolescent rebellion and her father's departure threaten to destroy their close-knit family life