By Julie Buxbaum
While tragedy moves around the ocean, Ellie Lerner drops everything—her marriage, her activity, her existence within the Boston suburbs—to go back and forth to London and choose up the items of her ally Lucy’s lifestyles. whereas Lucy’s husband, Greg, retreats into himself, his and Lucy’s eight-year-old daughter, Sophie, has easily stopped conversing. wanting to support Sophie, Ellie turns to a publication that gave her convenience as a baby, The mystery Garden. As its tale of damage, magic, and therapeutic blooms round them, so, too, do Lucy’s secrets—some substantial, a few small. Peeling again the layers of her friend’s existence, Ellie is pressured to confront her personal in addition: the wedding she left at the back of, the loss she’d was hoping to flee. And unexpectedly Ellie’s rigorously built life is spinning uncontrolled in a series of occasions that may remodel her life—and the lives of these round her—forever.
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Please? Off the record, of course,” he says to me, though he is looking at Sophie. Examining this portrait of grief. “Who are you? ” I don’t answer him; suppress my desire to scream back, to rip into him, tear someone down. I pretend like I can’t hear or see or speak. Borrow Sophie’s tactics. “Almost there,” I whisper. When we turn the corner, only about twenty yards from the front door, after less than a minute of flashing lights and a moving mob, we are freed from cameras and inquiring minds.
Also by Julie Buxbaum The Opposite of Love For Indy, my home spot “You are going to be sent home,” Basil said to her, “at the end of the week. ” “I’m glad of it, too,” answered Mary. ” —THE SECRET GARDEN 1 Let’s pretend that things are different. m. , in earnest and with my eyes closed. , and the lead story on the BBC evening news. Let’s pretend that I am home, on the right side of the Atlantic, the one where I understand the English language, and that tomorrow will be just like early last week, or the week before that one, when the days were indistinguishable.
You see how it’s red? At home, ours are all blue. And our money is called dollars, not pounds. I’ll give you some dollars to keep if you want. So you can see what they look like. And where I live, the houses aren’t attached to one another like they are here. But you already know all this. Remember when you came last year for the Fourth of July? That was fun. I swear you seem so much more grown-up now. ” Just a few weeks ago, Lucy had canceled our annual tradition with vague excuses, something about work being too busy.
After You (Random House Reader's Circle) by Julie Buxbaum