By Harriet Evans
When Martha, a spouse and mom of 3, sits down one overdue summer’s morning to write down out the invites to her 80th party, she is familiar with that what she is making plans to bare on the occasion might destroy the idyllic lifestyles she and her husband, David, have spent greater than fifty years building.
But her relatives needs to comprehend what she and David have sacrificed. She can't dwell a lie anymore.
The invitation is going out all over, calling her teenagers and grandchildren again domestic to Winterfold, their rambling residence within the center of the English nation-state. invoice, a physician, used to be a candy, critical boy, desirous to support his mom, yet he’s no longer the fellow Martha notion he’d develop into. Florence—passionate, highbrow, one may perhaps say a bit eccentric—is now an artwork historical past professor in Italy. And Daisy, the darkish center of the family members, left years in the past to be a charity employee in a foreign country and not rather got here domestic. The reunion turns into a catalyst for a cascade of surprising secrets and techniques and unforeseen occasions because the Winters grapple with the enjoyment and the ache of the past.
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