Monday, January 10, 2011

Mailbox Monday (48)

I bought one book at a used sale. By the way, Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of The Printed Page and hosted this month by Rose City Reader. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. (Library books don’t count, but eBooks & audiobooks do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!

Body Surfing by Anita Shreve (bought)

At the age of twenty-nine, Sydney has already been once divorced and once widowed. Trying to find her footing again, she has answered an advertisement 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 is threatened. With the subtle wit, lyrical language, and brilliant insight into real emotion that has led her to be called 'a supremely elegant anatomist of the human heart' (The Times), Shreve weaves a story about risk, family, and the supreme courage that it takes to love.

What did you get in your mailbox last week?

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  1. oohh, that sounds good! I've never read any of her books. Thanks for stopping by my Mailbox!

  2. Sounds another good Shreve novel.

  3. Anita Shreve usually does a great job of storytelling. I've read several of her novels. Enjoy!

  4. here's mine

  5. I have not read this Shreve book. I wonder how it slipped by me? I hope you enjoy it.

  6. Body Surfing sounds like another great Shreve book -- enjoy!

  7. Body Surfing sounds really interesting. Wonder what will happen with the two brothers. Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  8. I've read quite a few of Shreve's books, but I've missed that one. I hope it's a winner!


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