July 1, 2007
July 1, 2007
Secretly dispatching a letter to her estranged stage actress grandmother in the hopes of understanding her family's rift and becoming an actress herself, twenty-year-old Beatrice finds her efforts shadowed by a harassment charge against her father, her mother's growing melancholy, and her own feelings for an older man.
A poignant novel about how secrets threaten the stability of a family. Late in her twentieth year, Beatrice mails a letter on the sly, sparking events that will change her life forever. The addressee is her grandmother, a legendary stage actress long estranged from her daughter, Bea's mother. Though Bea wants to become an actress herself, it is the desire to understand the old family rift that drives her to work her way into her grandmother's graces. But just as she establishes a precarious foothold in her grandmother's world, Bea's elite Boston home life begins to crumble. Her beloved father is accused of harassment by one of his graduate students; her usually composed mother shows vulnerabilities and doubt; and Bea is falling in love with a man more than twice her age.--From publisher description.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Literary, Action + Thrillers
- Language: English
- Author: Leah Hager Cohen
- Online Item #: 12181908
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-7133
- ISBN: 9780393064513
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported