Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons

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Acclaimed novelist Anne Rivers Siddons's new novel is a stunning tale of love and loss.


For as long as she can remember, they were Cam and Lilly--happily married, totally in love with each other, parents of a beautiful family, and partners in life. Then, after decades of marriage, it ended as every great love story does...in loss. After Cam's death, Lilly takes a lone road trip to her and Cam's favorite spot on the remote coast of Maine, the place where they fell in love over and over again, where their ghosts still dance. There, she looks hard to her past--to a first love that ended in tragedy; to falling in love with Cam; to a marriage filled with exuberance, sheer life, and safety-- to try to figure out her future.

It is a journey begun with tender memories and culminating in a revelation that will make Lilly re-evaluate everything she thought was true about her husband and her marriage.
 

About Anne Rivers Siddons

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OFF SEASON is Anne Rivers Siddons's 17th novel. Her previous bestselling novels include Sweetwater Creek, Islands, Nora Nora, Low Country, Up Island, Fault Lines, Downtown, Hill Towns, Colony, Outer Banks, King's Oak, Peachtree Road, Homeplace, Fox's Earth, The House Next Door, and Heartbreak Hotel. She is also the author of a work of nonfiction, John Chancellor Makes Me Cry. She and her husband, Heyward, split their time between their home in Charleston, SC and Brooklin, ME. For more information, visit www.anneriverssiddons.net.
 
Published August 13, 2008 by Grand Central Publishing. 367 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In contrast to Siddons’s usual heroine, who struggles to achieve self-sufficiency, Lilly is overcome by passivity, which deepens as she’s repeatedly blindsided by loss.

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In Siddons’s stirring novel, the recently widowed Lily Constable returns to her childhood summer home in Maine to sift through formative memories of her parents and her first love.

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She decided to take a trip to Maine where Lilly had many memories, including those of her childhood.

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Historical Novel Society

I thought there must be something in me that kept him from trusting me with that pain.” Lilly’s story reminds us how profoundly John Kennedy’s assassination affected America, how our relationships with our parents shape our lives, how people react to the deaths of those they love, how they survi...

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Bookmarks Magazine

After Cam's death, Lilly takes a lone road trip to her and Cam's favorite spot on the remote coast of Maine, the place where they fell in love over and over again, where their ghosts still dance.

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Recollecting her past life allows Lilly to find the foundations upon which she can rebuild her life, yet still maintain her ties to Cam and all that they had together.

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