In the summer of 1899, 15-year-old Olympia Biddeford visits the New Hampshire coast with her wealthy Boston family. Spirited and bright, she soon befriends her father's colleague, Dr. John Haskell, a talented writer, respected physician, and enthusiastic philanthropist. Olympia's summer of awakenings--both intellectual and sexual--turns bleak when her love affair with the good doctor, who is a married father of four and 26 years Olympia's senior, is uncovered.
Length: 471 pages
Height: 8.5 5.3 x 1.2
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SOG: Very good, book sound and tight, normal shelf wear
At a turn-of-the-century coastal resort in New Hampshire, 15-year-old Olympia Biddeford is drawn into an intense love affair with a much older man, John Haskell, a married physician and activist, which has profound and long-reaching repercussions upon everyone around them.