Body Surfing

Body Surfing

A Novel

Book - 2007 | 1st ed.
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At the age of 29, Sydney has already been once divorced and once widowed. Trying to regain her footing once again, 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' 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 for herself 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 that it takes to love.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316059855
Branch Call Number: SHREV
Characteristics: 295 p.


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Jul 24, 2018

Another enjoyable read by Anita Shreve. I agree that the ending could have been more concrete. It brought back memories of my younger years, swimming in lakes, seas and oceans!

Apr 17, 2018

My second Anita Shreve novel. I've read The Pilot's Wife years ago. I think I enjoyed this one more.

Feb 05, 2014

Excellent book Jan 2014

Jan 05, 2010

an enjoyable read, though would have liked a more concrete ending.

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