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Readers Also Liked Once home, she is drawn to June Umberhum, a college friend who grew up off Keck Road. June has returned from an early marriage and is raising a daughter.
Always a bit of a town rebel, June puts forth an effort to taste life, while Bea's desires remain submerged. Also telescoped into the neighborhood scene is Shelley, a Keck Road girl who contracted a mild case of polio as a child. The connections between these three women are gentle and unforced. They pass through the years in the eddies of their own interiors as their community expands around them, but the narrative hovers more than it grips.
Simpson's signature fine writing renders subtle quirks of character gently and realistically, and she again finds fresh ways of capturing the familiar. Readers who enjoy the "day-in-the-average-life" tales of Anne Tyler will find a similar tone here. But in that simplicity lies the truth of most of our lives: we grow up, we go to school, we settle down. But, there is always more to everyone's life, and there is more to the life of Bea and June.
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Bea comes home and stays home. That's what makes this novel so memorable. Bea, in her mother Hazel's estimation, could have been popular, could have had boyfriends and could have gone to proms.
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Why didn't she? Bea is the girl in high school who leads committees, hangs the decorations and gets things done. She seems "oblivious to the whole underworld of flirtation, as if she were missing the receiving wires. Bea also knits.