Body Surfing : A Novel (Paperback)

Author: Shreve, Anita

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A spellbinding novel about a young widow torn between two brothers she meets one New England summer, "Body Surfing" is a harrowing and heart-wrenching story about the impossible decisions one woman must make ("Cosmopolitan").


Publisher Grand Central Pub
Mfg Part# 9780316036283
SKU 210666945
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0316036285
Release Date 6/30/2009
Dimensions (in Inches) 6.75H x 4.25L x 1.25T
"[Anita Shreve's] control is masterful."
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Annotation Divorced and widowed by the age of 29, Sydney drops out of graduate school and takes a job tutoring Julie, the mentally slow teenage daughter of Mr. Edwards, a wealthy architect living in a seaside New Hampshire home. When Julie's two older brothers, Ben and Jeff, arrive home, they engage in a romantic bout of sibling rivalry, each vying for Sydney's attention over wine and nighttime swimming. Just as Sydney feels like she's recovering from her psychological trauma, Julie runs off to Montreal with a lesbian body surfer, and Sydney's feelings for Jeff threaten to create a jealous conflict--a situation exacerbated by Mrs. Edwards's anti-Semitic sentiments. Oprah Book Club author (for THE PILOT'S WIFE) Anita Shreve creates an ominous atmosphere where delicate feelings of hope and love are constantly threatened by duplicity, pettiness, and loss.
Editors Note Struggling to start over again after being divorced and widowed while still in her twenties, Sydney tutors the daughter of a wealthy couple during a New Hampshire summer but finds herself caught up in a bitter family squabble. Reprint.
Editors Note 2 Struggling to start over again after being divorced and widowed while still in her twenties, Sydney tutors the daughter of a wealthy couple during a New Hampshire summer, but finds herself caught up in a bitter family squabble.
Editors Note 3 At the age of 29, Sydney has already been once divorced and once widowed. Trying to regain her footing, she has answered an ad 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 Edwards's two grown sons, Ben and Jeff, 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.
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Number of Pages 0294
Publisher Little Brown and Company
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