The first paragraph in this book describing desire hooked me right away. This is the book I recommend when people ask for a good read. Love between a teen girl and a married man. So complicated....sometimes you must follow your heart.
Everywhere hailed for its emotional intensity and unflagging narrative momentum, this magnificent novel transports us to the turn of the twentieth century, to the world of a prominent Boston family summering on the New Hampshire coast, and to the social orbit of a spirited young woman who falls into a passionate, illicit affair with an older man, with cataclysmic results.