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This is the story of a housewife who feels invisible and taken for granted by her family. On the spur of the moment, during a beach vacation, she decides to just walk away from it all and set up a new life in a small town. She embarks on a voyage of self-discovery, then has to deal with the consequences of her actions when she comes in contact with her husband and children again. A wonderful novel about finding and centering yourself no matter what the cost.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Husband Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   midlife crisis Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   40's-50's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   Ocean Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   swimming on

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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