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"To Be sung underwater"

1 rating: 4.0
novel by Tom McNeal

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Author: Tom McNeal,
Genre: women's literature,
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Date Published: 06-02-2011
ISBN: 9780316127394
1 review about "To Be sung underwater"

"Song sung blue, every garden grows one." Song lyrics

  • Aug 7, 2011
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+4
The story describes the life of a successful film director in California, Janet Whitman, who has a secret longing for Willy Blunt, a carpenter, who was her boyfriend in high school.

We move from Janet's high school days, as an intelligent and independent teenager living with her father, to her life today, in California.

Janet was deeply in love with Willy and excited by his confidence and uniqueness. When he asks her to marry him, she agrees but tells him that marriage would have to wait until she finished college.

Once she left small town life in Nebraska and arrived at Stamford, Janet developed a different concept. The ideal love that she had in Nebraska is changed to a pragmatic view that wealthy banker Malcolm Whittman would provide financial security so she marries him.

A quarter of a century later, she seems to feel regret that her life didn't turn out the way she wanted and that her marriage wasn't going anywhere. She remembered the excitement she had with Willy and wanted that spark again.

It is interesting to see young Janet with the ideals of a teenager, then, her younger days become a distant memory that returns.

In the story of Janet today, she is the successful business woman but is unhappy with her life.

The story is well told and left me with the question of how many other people must have similar feelings. I enjoyed reading about Janet and Willy. They are characters who remain in the reader's mind after completing the novel.

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August 11, 2011
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