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Publisher Description

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.

Fiction & Literature
April 24
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

All Nighter <3 ,

An all nighter type of book!

I started reading this book and thought what a waste of money but then this whole new story unraveled and i couldn't put this book down. I stayed up till 2 am one night just to finish it. I was in tears from the last couple of chapters all the way to the end. Anita Shreve does an amazing job at writng an in depth book about love, feud between brothers, family relationships, and takes you on an amazing journey.

Martagirl39 ,


Ending was disappointing. The characters of the brothers were never really developed. I didn't even had a preference for one over the other until the end. I did like the setting and certain relationships that developed, but overall I was a little disappointed. It left me feeling empty.

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