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The End of an Error by Mameve Medwed

The End of an Error

by Mameve Medwed

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Both husband and wife are authors, one academic and one of memoirs, and they've had a comfortable marriage long enough to have grown children. However, Lee has never gotten over the affair she had in her youth while traveling with her grandmother in England, and writing the memoir of her grandmother has heightened her unresolved feelings. Although the reunion of Lee and her heart-throb seems inevitable, the ending of the book took me by disappointing surprise. The underlying story of the grandmother is a terrific backdrop for the present day issues. ( )
  sleahey | Jun 20, 2011 |
There were peaks and valleys in this book. I loved Hanibal Hamlin College..none exists in Maine. Not the best book I ever read and certainly not the worst. Would I buy this again? Yes, I know the author. ( )
  heyheather | Sep 7, 2010 |
  dawnie278 | Jul 29, 2008 |
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Who can ever forget the lightning strike of first love? Lee Emery has certainly never forgotten Simon, the boy who stole her heart when she was 18 and traipsing through Europe with her Auntie Mame of a grandmother. But that was 25 years ago. Since then, she has married another man, had three children and lives a nice, comfortable life in the very house where she grew up. But after writing a memoir of that summer, in which she describes falling in love with Simon, Lee can't get him out of her mind. "What about the path not taken?" she wonders. "What if?" When the opportunity arises for her to see Simon once again, Lee realizes that she must take the trip--and take the chance that everything in her life may never be the same.
- Mameve Medwed's most recent novel, Host Family (Warner hardcover, 2000), received critical acclaim in publications such as Publishers Weekly, Newsday, Denver Post, and Kirkus Reviews. It was a Featured Alternate of the Book-of-the-Month Club(R).
- Medwed's debut novel, Mail (Warner, 1997), received glowing reviews from the New York Times Book Review, Chicago Tribune, and Boston Globe, among other national publications. Film rights have been optioned by director Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones's Diary).

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Lee Emery is an empty nester, contentedly married to a man she has known forever and hunkering down in the house where she grew up. She believes she is happy occupying such a familiar emotional and physical space. But questions of the path not taken start to haunt her after she publishes a memoir of her deliciously eccentric grandmother with whom she traipsed through Europe at eighteen. It was then that Lee fell in love for the first time. Twenty-five years later, "what if" obsessions shake up her settled life. Should she have made a different choice--Simon--instead of the man now next to her? Struck once more by the lingering power of first love, she sets off a chain of events that catapults her back to Europe and to a second chance that she may or may not want to risk.… (more)

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