Recently a friend shared a novel he had written about serial killers and I was so aghast at the things he had written that I don't feel like reading anything that even borders on what I have decided to call porn violence anymore. I gave him back his manuscript. And I actually threw the serial killer book in the trash!
Anita Shreve's Body Surfing was the perfect antidote. This is the first book I have read by this author and she reminds me a bit of Elinor Lipman, who I adore.
Last night I came across a young women at the lake reading another title by this author called Where or When. As we were talking she shared that she had just read Body Surfing and that had been her first book by Shreve as well!
You can visit Anita Shreve's official website here if you can handle the Myst-like music.