By Elisa Lorello
Six years after leaving long island, Andi has every little thing she wishes: a tenured professorship at Northampton college in Massachusetts, a broadcast choice of essays, sturdy neighbors, and a joyful dating together with her husband. yet what occurs whilst tragedy moves and the area as she understands it alterations in an instant?Author Elisa Lorello reunites us with Andi and has created a narrative of affection and loss, pleasure and sorrow, and heartbreak and wish, all of the whereas retaining us hooked during the laughter and tears.
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That very night, Sam had planned and cooked everything on the menu—grilled salmon with herbs and garlic, roasted red potatoes with rosemary and thyme, arugula salad, and strawberry cheesecake for dessert. He set the table with the good china and silverware—the stuff we hadn’t used since we got married—and lit the candlesticks, only to realize that he’d forgotten to buy the sparkling cider. I told him that we didn’t need it. Water in wine glasses sufficed, or maybe some flat ginger ale that sat abandoned in the back of the fridge.
I gave her the same excuse I gave Maggie. “That’s what goal-setting is for,” she said. “It’s to get you over that hump and recharge your batteries. You have no energy because you’re working so hard to avoid the pain of grieving. You’re shutting yourself down as a form of damage control. ” My insides tightened and felt heavy. “So what am I supposed to do—have another meltdown? I’ve already had at least one, thank you very much. ” “I already told you what that was about,” I said, agitated. “My students were talking about getting tanked like it was something glamorous.
I scanned the rack; what else does Sam like? I spied a black cocktail dress and pulled it out, remembering the first time I’d worn it. “Now that’s a pantsuit,” he’d said. ” Standing in front of the full length mirror, I stared at my reflection, but didn’t recognize who stared back. Long, bottled auburn hair falling in wide ringlets, its real gray appearing at the roots. Lifeless ashen eyes, once the color of emeralds. Round, faded pink lips. Just standing there, staring at me. Who the hell are you?