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Dutton, Sep 2003, 23.95, 288 pp. ISBN: 0525947353 Raised by a loving single father, Claire Cherney knows her life has been good even if she has always felt haunted by her mother deserting the two of them for Hollywood. She loves her husband and her two children, whom are away attending college. She enjoys her works as a Department of Social Services' psychiatrist and takes pleasure in running the Dune Beach Inn in Drifting, Connecticut. Still ...
Jimmy's Girl
Dutton, Feb 2001, 22.95, 274 pp. ISBN: 0525945652 In Connecticut fortyish Emily Hudson leads a fulfilling life as an oil painter with some success and as the mother of four children. So why does the demand of middle class suburban living leave Emily feeling vapid and empty. Her relief from her unhappy thoughts is not in her oil painting or her spouse of two decades Peter. Instead she dreams of her first love James Moran when they shared th...
The Puzzle Bark Tree
Dutton, Jun 2002, 23.95, 336 pp. ISBN: 052594639X As children, sisters Grace and Melanie never felt close to their parents, who for whatever reason never blanketed the siblings with nurturing love. Now as an adult with her own child, Grace feels her marriage mirrors that of her parents though she showers love on her cherished daughter Kate. Suffering from a recurring nightmare of drowning, Grace believes she has no one to turn to for help espec...