Heat Wave by Penelope Lively
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Explores the relationships among Pauline, a middle-aged divorce+a7e living near London, her daughter Teresa, and her son-in-law, Maurice, who begins drifting into infidelity. By the author of the Booker Prize-winning Moon Tiger. 15,000 first printing. Tour.

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Penelope Lively was born in 1933 in Cairo and spent her childhood there, moving to England in the last year of World War II. She has written many prizewinning novels and collections of short stories for both adults and children, including the novel "Moon Tiger, " which won England's prestigious Booker Prize in England in 1987, and most recently "Heat Wave." She lives in Oxfordshire and London.
Published September 1, 1996 by Harpercollins. 214 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Teresa is too absorbed with Luke and infatuated with Maurice to notice, but Pauline can't help but see her son-in-law's attention wander to the girlfriend--and is reminded unpleasantly of Teresa's father, an academic whose countless liaisons and callous indifference to Pauline's feelings ultimate...

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Lively (Moon Tiger) considers the bliss of romantic love, and its frequently tragic disillusionment, in her 11th satisfying novel, which provides further evidence of her ability to build a fascinating

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Ensconced in World's End, her summer cottage in England's rural midlands, Pauline Carter, 55, is copyediting an allegory of romantic love while trying not to observe that the seemingly idyllic marriage of her daughter, Teresa, to ambitious professor/writer Maurice, is treading rough water.

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