The Life Room
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007 - 337 páginas
Eleanor Cahn is a professor of literature, the wife of a preeminent cardiac surgeon, and a devoted mother. But on a trip to Paris to present a paper on Anna Karenina, Eleanor re-connects with Stephen--a childhood friend with whom she has had a complicated relationship--that forces her to realize that she has suppressed her passionate self for years. As the novel unfolds, we learn of her hidden erotic past: with alluring, elusive Stephen; with ethereal William, her high school boyfriend; with married, egotistical Adam, the painter who initiated her into the intimacies of the "life room," where the artist's model sometimes becomes muse; and with loyal, steady Michael, her husband. On her return to New York, Eleanor and Stephen's charged attraction takes on a life of its own and threatens to destroy everything she has.
Jill Bialosky has created a fresh, piercingly real heroine who struggles with the spiritual questions and dilemmas of our time and, like Tolstoy's immortal Anna Karenina, must choose between desire and responsibility.
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THE LIFE ROOMProcura do Utilizador - Kirkus
From Bialosky (House Under Snow, 2002, etc.), an introspective novel about a middle-aged woman's dilemma of love and responsibility.Eleanor Cahn, married mother of two, visits Paris to present her ... Ler crítica na íntegra
The life roomProcura do Utilizador - Not Available - Book Verdict
As a literature professor at Columbia University, the wife of a heart surgeon, and the mother of two boys, Eleanor Cahn appears to have it all, but like Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, the topic of Eleanor's ... Ler crítica na íntegra