By Mary McCarthy
Former actress and budding playwright Martha Sinnott longs to recapture the “charmed existence” she deserted while she divorced her first husband. So she returns to her liked New England artists’ colony along with her moment husband—and discovers that little has replaced. an analogous humans make up an identical tightly knit society. however, her eagerly expected homecoming does comprise a few impolite awakenings.
Martha’s smug ex, Miles, is dangerously within sight, residing together with his new spouse. the folk Martha as soon as counted between her closest buddies became also-rans and never-weres, unsatisfied and sometimes envious. And during this pervasive surroundings of falsehoods and self-delusions, the largest lie of all is Martha’s trust that her reunion with Miles won’t by some means wreak negative havoc on all she holds dear.
A New York Times bestseller by means of an writer with “an icily sincere eye and a glacial wit that make her graphics stingingly memorable,” A Charmed existence is a sensible, enthralling portrait of affection, marriage, and deception (The long island Times).
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