Well, if you haven't guess by now, Anita Shreve is one of my favourite authors. I came across one of her novels that I haven't read yet - she has written about 13 so far and I've now read 8 - at my favourite thrift shop, and I think I read this in a couple nights. I had to set aside one of my current novels so I could really get into this. I'm the same age as Sydney, the main character, who is spending the summer as a tutor for an eighteen year old girl at a beach house in New Hampshire. Interestingly enough, this same house has been the feature of many of the novels I've already read. What an interesting concept that a house can be as much of a character in a novel as a person. Sydney gets caught in an interesting relationship between brothers, but the ending is completely perfect. I loved it, of course. Like I've written before, I haven't met an Anita Shreve novel that I didn't like!