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 through loved ones drudgery, and from the nagging suspicion that lifestyles used to be speculated to carry whatever diversified.
Then a brand new kinfolk strikes in around the road. Ted and Eva Wilson have 3 little ones and a fourth at the method, and their arrival reignites long-buried emotions in Billie. The affair that follows deals a solace Billie hasn't ever recognized, until eventually her key is printed 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 back east to satisfy with him. as soon as there, Billie eventually learns the striking fact approximately what used to be misplaced, and what nonetheless continues to be, of these cheerful, momentous summers.
In this deeply soft novel, T. Greenwood weaves deftly among the previous and current to create a poignant and fantastically relocating tale of friendship, the resonance of thoughts, and the affection that retains us afloat.
"Complex and compelling." --Eleanor Brown, New York instances bestselling writer of The bizarre Sisters
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