The Life Room

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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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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

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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

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JILL BIALOSKY is the author of the acclaimed novel House Under Snow and two collections of poetry, The End of Desire and Subterranean. Her poems and essays have appeared in the New Yorker and O, The Oprah Magazine. She is an editor at W. W. Norton & Company and lives in New York City.

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