Now restored to print--the acclaimed second novel by the National Book Award--winning author of Dale Loves Sophie to Death and The Evidence Against Her. Claudia and Avery Parks, lovers since high school, are now in their thirties. Intelligent, charming, sympathetic, they seem to be the ideal couple, the perfect dinner-party guests, almost everything people should be--except responsible. They are causally yet cruelly oblivious to the ways in which their words and actions affect other people, most particularly their talented 11-year-old daughter, who suffers the misfortune of being treated by her parents not as a child but as an equal. An engrossing domestic tale by a novelist of the first rank--an ideal selection for reading groups. Robb Forman Dew's first novel, Dale Loves Sophie to Death, received the National Book Award in 1982.Ia#39;llinviteanyone I can get for this evening, and wea#39;lllet everyone help with the decorating. ... All over the living room stood laundrybaskets that Avery and Jane had filled with white pine boughs they had cutfrom the stumps atthe Christmas tree farm. ... Hehadcome to the final task, and he satonthe bottom step of thestaircase and unwound the sixteenfoot garland of white pinewhilehe drank his scotch.
|Title||:||The Time of Her Life|
|Author||:||Robb Forman Dew|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2009-10-31|