The View from Here

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Soho Press, 2011 - Fiction - 264 pages
11 Reviews
When Frances was twenty-two, she was drifting, scraping by giving English lessons in Mexico, when she met up with a glamorous group of vacationing Americans staying in a mansion on a private beach. Two decades later in rural England, she discovers a love letter from a younger woman addressed to her husband almost at the same time as she learns that she’s facing a life-threatening illness.
As her contented existence begins to unravel and she tries to decide how and if she will confront her husband about his infidelity, Frances finds herself haunted by the memory of her heady desert encounter with the charmed circle of the Severance family. That summer in 1976 seemed, until now, like another lifetime. As she recalls this long buried episode from her past, she is forced to face for the first time her own role in an illicit romance and the betrayal and tragedy that marked its ending.

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The synopsis sounded intriguing but the story disappointed me. The book switched from a young 22 year old Francis living In Mexico to a 40 something France's living in London and dealing with cancer ... Read full review

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Frances finds out her husband is having an affair as she is facing some type of possibly terminal health crisis. I didn't read far enough to figure out what that was. She has to face her own actions ... Read full review



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About the author (2011)

Deborah McKinlay has published half a dozen nonfiction titles in the UK, and her books have been translated into numerous languages. Her work has appeared in British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire. She lives in South West England. The View from Here is her first novel.

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