The First Warm Evening of the Year

The First Warm Evening of the Year

A Novel

Book - 2012
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A tale of love lost and found, the rekindling of a passion for life that two people discover with each other, and the complex dynamics of family and friendship. From the moment he first sees her, Geoffrey instinctively knows this attractive, plainspoken woman has the power to upend his cool, compartmentalized life. What Marian knows is that life comes with no guarantees, no promises of lasting happiness, and although she finds herself unsettled by this persistent, compelling man, she's unwilling to trade her hard-won, quotidian existence for an indefinite future.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061449727
0061449725
Characteristics: 297 p. ; 24 cm

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Michael Colford Sep 05, 2012

Lovely mature novel about Geoffrey, a fortyish, Manhattan voice-over actor who has never truly been in love. He enjoys a comfortable relationship with a woman who admires and enjoys, and who is just as averse to commitment as he is. Then he unexpectedly finds himself the executor of a college friend's will... someone he was close to in his younger days, but whom he hasn't seen in years. By accepting his responsibility to carry out her final wishes, he finds himself in the Hudson Valley town of Shady Grove, and he meets Marian, the best friend of his deceased friend. The two form an instant connection, but Marian is involved with Eliot, and worse, she is still hopelessly in love with her husband who passed away years ago.

Jamie Saul has written a thoughtful, adult novel about love in its many forms.

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