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Outside the Ordinary World - Dori Ostermiller
Outside the Ordinary World
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Sylvia Sandon always swore she wouldn't become her mother. But one August morning she finds herself walking the same path as the fervently religious yet faithless Elaine…into an affair she feels powerless to resist.Against the backdrop of California brush fires in the 1970s, twelve-year-old... show more
Sylvia Sandon always swore she wouldn't become her mother. But one August morning she finds herself walking the same path as the fervently religious yet faithless Elaine…into an affair she feels powerless to resist.Against the backdrop of California brush fires in the 1970s, twelve-year-old Sylvia had agreed to hold a secret that would devour her family's dream of happiness. Now struggling to create a better life in small-town New England, Sylvia nonetheless feels caught in the coils of history: she confronts the embers of her dying marriage, the all-consuming needs of her two daughters and her faltering artistic career. Then Tai Rosen—the father of a student—ignites an unexpected passion and a familiar betrayal that could illuminate the past, even as it jeopardizes everything dear.Outside the Ordinary World reveals what lies beneath the surface of infidelity. But at its heart, it is the story of the powerful, sometimes disturbing bond between mothers and daughters, and the shimmering line between self-revelation and self-destruction….
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780778328896 (0778328899)
Publisher: Mira
Pages no: 374
Edition language: English
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rosemaryknits
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4.0 Outside the Ordinary World
Beautifully written, awesome insights into the complicated business of life and love. The author does a good job of breathing life into her characters.
florinda3rs
florinda3rs rated it
Dori Ostermiller’s debut novel, Outside the Ordinary World, covers a lot of ground. It’'s the engrossing history of a complex family, an examination of marriage and its challenges, and a reflection on how women may find themselves becoming their own mothers, despite every effort not to.Moving back a...
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