Chilly Scenes of Winter (Google eBook)
This is the story of a love-smitten Charles; his friend Sam, the Phi Beta Kappa and former coat salesman; and Charles' mother, who spends a lot of time in the bathtub feeling depressed.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Chilly Scenes of WinterUser Review - James - Goodreads
I liked this book even better on a second read. Having read most of Beattie's later work one really appreciates the simplistic beauty of the prose on display here. Hard to believe this is out-of-print ... Read full review
Review: Chilly Scenes of WinterUser Review - Marlene - Goodreads
To be honest, I'm abandoning this one mid-stream. I'm halfway through, and I just don't care about any of the characters or what happens to them. Writing is okay, but I'd rather read something else. Sorry. Read full review