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Body Surfing by Anita Shreve
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Dec 15, 2008

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If we could give half stars, I would probably have given this one a two-and-a-half. I rounded up because I like this author so much. Body Surfing is about a woman who has been married twice: once divorced, once widowed. Coming out of her mourning, she finds herself in a relationship again. This book is about her relationship with the man and the family, and what ultimately happens. Action-wise, this book is not fast. It explores emotions, in that dispassionate, Anita Shreve way, rather than relating a fast-paced story. But if you've read any of her other books, you expect this. I liked that she left the end of the book open, allowing the reader to imagine any future he or she prefers.

If you have read any of her other books, you'll recognize the house. Shreve had used this beach house in multiple books and, in fact, recounts the history of the house in Body Surfing. As a fan of her books, I liked this touch.

Overall, this is not her best. But it was an enjoyable read.

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