Bodies of Water

Bodies of Water

Book - 2013
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In 1960, Billie Valentine is a young housewife living in a sleepy Massachusetts suburb, treading water in a dull marriage and caring for two adopted daughters. Summers spent with the girls at their lakeside camp in Vermont are her one escape - from her husband's demands, from days consumed by household drudgery, and from the nagging suspicion that life was supposed to hold something different. Then a new family moves in across the street. Ted and Eva Wilson have three children and a fourth on the way, and their arrival reignites long-buried feelings in Billie. The affair that follows offers a solace Billie has never known, until her secret is revealed and both families are wrenched apart in the tragic aftermath. Fifty years later, Ted and Eva's son, Johnny, contacts an elderly but still spry Billie, entreating her to return east to meet with him. Once there, Billie finally learns the surprising truth about what was lost, and what still remains, of those joyful, momentous summers.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Pubishing Corp., [2013]
ISBN: 9780758250933
Branch Call Number: FICTION GREENWO T
Characteristics: 360 pages ; 21 cm


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Oct 10, 2017

I really enjoyed this book, wonderfully written. I have never read anything by this author but I am definitely going to read other novels by her.

samdog123 Sep 12, 2017

Stuck in a loveless marriage in the early 60's, Billie Valentine gets a new lease on life when Eva and her family move in next door. At first, the two women support each other through their dysfunctional marriages, but this quickly turns into a deep love between the two women. I love the author's style of writing because it flows so well and the story is told with such emotion. Reading the author's notes at the end of the book, I think this was something that she had experience with in her own family. Perfection, best book I've read in a long time.

Jun 09, 2016

I really enjoyed this book. It is the first I have read by this author, but will definitely try to read them all.


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