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Someone at a Distance

Someone at a Distance

$13.58
Someone at a Distance is a quiet novel as far as plot goes but Whipple is an expert at fleshing out her characters and her psychological insight into the human mind and heart is unmatched. Whipple is a natural storyteller and her books make for compulsive reading; you can't help but turn the page. It starts off as a simple story of a middle class happy family living in England after WWII. Ellen and Avery have been married for twenty years and have two children. They are happily living their lives, to the envy of some of the people who know them, when Avery's mother advertises for a companion. The French young woman who arrives sets her sights on Avery and threatens the happy marriage. As Whipple states, "Things go wrong, even in exceptionally happy families." Whipple writes the kind of stories that linger in your mind long after you finish them. I'm hoping more people discover and read them because they're just so good! More info →
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