Separate Beds

Separate Beds

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Annie's life isn't perfect, but her marriage to Tom, her children, and her work give ballast to her life -- even after her daughter, Mia, disappears to university and refuses for five long years to have anything to do with her family. With the country in the early stages of an economic crisis, Annie knows she has no right to complain. Even so, with the arrival of financial mayhem, the veil of professional and domestic success that Annie has clung to begins to slip, revealing that the tiny fissures in her relationships have -- pressured by years of distraction, subtle resentment, and misunderstanding -- become cracks too deep and wide to ignore.--Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2011
ISBN: 9780670022366
0670022365
Branch Call Number: F BUC

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debwalker Apr 05, 2011

"This domestic drama is set in London....a long-married couple's bitter disappointments, the strains of caring for multiple generations within a household, the emotional and financial devastation of losing a job. The narrative occasionally veers toward soap opera-even a stray dog who wanders into the picture is a victim of abuse-but maudlin it isn't. Buchan keeps things lively and true with her spot-on observations, richly drawn characters and a dry British humor that proves even the most hellish predicaments can be entertaining."
Reviewed by Robin Micheli
People Magazine Feb 7, 2011

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