I always look forward to a new Sue Miller novel, but this one exceeded my expectations. Told in the alternating voices of four characters (a woman, her male friend, her dead brother’s old girlfriend, and an actor in the girlfriend’s newest play), The Lake Shore Limited illuminates how personal history can color and distort your interpretation of the emotions and motivations of others, no matter how close you are to them. The titular play within a novel provides a rich backdrop to character development. A most satisfying read!
The Lake Shore Limited by Sue Miller
2010-04 – Hardcover
Knopf Publishing Group