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The Drowning Season
The Drowning Season
Author: Alice Hoffman
The matriarch of a Long Island clan with a stubbornly suicidal son and a defiant, restless granddaughter, Esther has hired a Russian landscaper to watch over the family as well as the grounds of their secluded waterfront estate. But he has been watching Esther, too. And his love for her is growing wild enough to uproot them all. — The author of <...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425184752
ISBN-10: 0425184757
Publication Date: 7/2/2002
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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Helpful Score: 3
Not as good as I thought it was going to be. I expected more lighthearted moments. The book just doesn't flow well.
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Helpful Score: 1
After finishing this book I remember why I love Alice Hoffman so much. She lures the reader in to the lives of very complex characters with such simple language that I often forget I'm reading a book; I feel like I'm being told a story.
But what a dysfunctional family! Each resident of the Compound was so haunted by their search for a love that they didn't know what to do with it once they received it. I did end with the feeling that it is never to late to learn to love. No matter how damaged and imperfect you are when it arrives, it can break a cycle that has lasted for years. Never give up.
Great story!
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