The world has become quiet - so quiet, it's as if I've forgotten the horseshoe games, and the way we huddled in large, sandy bunches by the water. Now it's just you and him. And me.
"POWERFUL, REAL, PERHAPS EVEN HAUNTING"
"GET LOST IN THE VULNERABILITIES OF THE CHARACTERS" "THE EMOTIONS SEEM TO JUMP OFF THE PAGE"
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A poignant novelette about aging, regrets and the complexities of love.
A story of few words and great impact.
June Belz is a woman entering the later years of her life. She is in a stagnant marriage but it seems to fit her. The day after a hurricane hits Long Island, she is out surveying the damage when she notices a man sitting on a bench. Upon approaching, she realizes that she knows him. It is then that she is taken back to her youth, to a time when things were different; to her first love.
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Adam is a man who has everything: a great career, a happy marriage and visions of the family he always wanted. When his wife falls into a debilitating depression, he makes an impulsive decision that changes his life forever. Marian, a kind, independent and lonely woman, struggles to move forward as the loss of her first love continues to haunt her. When a sudden turn of events leaves her bearing a shameful secret, she begins to find solace within the core of her mistakes. Delia is a woman, lost. She is consumed with her marriage and the future she has planned. When she finds out she cannot get pregnant, her world begins to crumble Caught in the middle of a complex love triangle, she is forced to come face to face with her greatest fear.
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A woman writes a final letter to her husband. A successful young man returns to his childhood home where he is haunted by dark images of the past. An elderly man develops an obsession with the woman in the apartment building across the street. The author of On the Big White Oak has, once again, pulled us deep within our hearts with her emotionally compelling short story collection featuring Dear Roger, Losing a Buck, An Incredibly Dismal Saturday, Barefoot in the Pea Green Pond, Sitting with Gold and The Pale Girl. This literary gem takes us on a journey through the complexities of marriage, infidelity, love, loss and fantasies. With an array of intricately fascinating characters and vividly descriptive prose, including a story based on the author's own childhood memories, Sitting with Gold is a moving portrayal of ordinary people and the challenges they face.