By T. Greenwood
In 1960, Billie Valentine is a tender housewife dwelling in a sleepy Massachusetts suburb, treading water in a lifeless marriage and taking care of followed daughters. Summers spent with the ladies at their lakeside camp in Vermont are her one escape--from her husband's calls for, from days fed on by way of family drudgery, and from the nagging suspicion that existence was once presupposed to carry whatever varied.
Then a brand new family members strikes in around the highway. Ted and Eva Wilson have 3 childrens and a fourth at the method, and their arrival reignites long-buried emotions in Billie. The affair that follows bargains a solace Billie hasn't ever identified, until eventually her key's published and either households are wrenched aside within the tragic aftermath.
Fifty years later, Ted and Eva's son, Johnny, contacts an aged yet nonetheless spry Billie, entreating her to come east to satisfy with him. as soon as there, Billie ultimately learns the incredible fact approximately what used to be misplaced, and what nonetheless continues to be, of these pleased, momentous summers.
In this deeply gentle novel, T. Greenwood weaves deftly among the earlier and current to create a poignant and beautifully relocating tale of friendship, the resonance of stories, and the affection that retains us afloat.
"Complex and compelling." --Eleanor Brown, New York occasions bestselling writer of The bizarre Sisters
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