Carefree days of sunbathing topless and reading Salinger comes to an abrupt turning point when the young Serber must choose between starting a writing program she's dreamed of vs. playing house--and playing it safe--on her lover's sailboat.
The Woman Upstairs - Claire Messud This was HARD to get through.an interesting look at the struggle to find one's true self and happiness. Basically a late woman becomes obsessed with a foreign family that 'opens her eyes' to her true life.
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout. Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. [to read list]