Finished in June 2000
Rating: 4/5 (Very Good)
Jo Becker has every reason to be content. She has three dynamic daughters, a loving marriage, and a rewarding career. But she feels a sense of unease. Then an old housemate reappears, sending Jo back to a distant past when she lived in a communal house in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Drawn deeper into her memories of that fateful summer in 1968, Jo begins to obsess about the person she once was. As she is pulled farther from her present life, her husband, and her world, Jo struggles against becoming enveloped by her past and its dark secret.
My Original Thoughts (2000):
I loved this book! It grabbed me from the very beginning and I couldn't put it down. I loved the descriptions of the house and neighborhood that Jo lived in and found I could relate to her feelings (to a certain degree) about her children and her husband.
My Current Thoughts:
I don't remember too much about this book and no longer own a copy, so I guess it wasn't one that I thought I'd reread. I think I've only read one other book by Sue Miller (Lost In the Forest), which I also enjoyed very well. I have a copy of her most recent novel (Monogamy) on my bookshelf and plan to read it later this summer.