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Read My Old Sweetheart ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free  In this mesmerizing novel Susanna Moore displays a naturalist's eye for the landscape of her native Hawaii and an uncanny sensitivity to the despairing love between mothers and daughters Lily Shields grows up amid the fragrance of night jasmine and burning sugar cane aLf exiled from Hawaii but still attached to Anna's tragedy And as she tries to untangle those threads of love and loyalty Moore gives us a novel of shimmering beauty and sadness My Old Sweetheart is a small classic perfectly formed and mysteriously wi. It was an interesting story of love and loss

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Rning sugar cane and the heady atmosphere of her mother's madness For if Anna Shields is an island unto herself fragile glamorous and fearfully needy Lily is the bridge that connects her to reality But now Lily is a young woman and a mother herself se. I am so glad that I gave this book a chance because I hated In the Cut This book is a marvelous novel set in Hawaii about a twisted co dependent motherdaughter relationship A young woman looks at her childhood and her mother’s intoxicating beauty and suffocating need in the hopes of trying to understand the past and not duplicate the same unhealthy relationship with her own daughter

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My Old SweetheartIn this mesmerizing novel Susanna Moore displays a naturalist's eye for the landscape of her native Hawaii and an uncanny sensitivity to the despairing love between mothers and daughters Lily Shields grows up amid the fragrance of night jasmine and bu. Unbelievable ‘My Old Sweetheart’ was written in 1982 it feels so fresh with a contemporary sensibility But having said that it does remind me in tone of another book I recently written about that time – Margaret Atwood’s marvellous ‘Surfacing’ Moore’s novel is set in lush tropical Hawaii and is centred on a young uncertain teenage girl Lily Lily’s mother is beautiful but prey to bouts of mania and depression Lily’s father Sheridan is a doctor at the local hospital and a wealthy plantation owner While he is well read interested in art etc he is remote mannered and fairly inscrutable Of course Lily and her sister and brother always take their dreamy wilful imaginative mother’s side against their fatherWe see her parents through Lily’s eyes – and the lens is coloured She is unsure of their relationship and while she loves her mother she is wary of her For want of any companionship she becomes close to a Japanese boy Tosi whom Sheridan has informally adopted but who acts as a servant for the family especially for Anna But there is trouble in paradise – Anna is unstable and Sheridan appears unable or unwilling to help her – and the beauty of the house and the lush environment its sights smells and sounds is heightened by Lily’s unease The danger and thrill surrounding Anna is potently suggested in an early scene where the family sans father swims out to an underwater cave Only Lily dives under the water following her mother through the small entrance into the black cave; and it is Lily who has to tell her mother that they should return before the tide is too high and they are cut off Ultimately Lily is unwittingly implicated in a tragedy and her future becomes a life of exile flitting from place to place island to island with her young daughter and the faithful Tosi in tow If you are wondering ‘my old sweetheart’ is her mother’s term of affection for LilyThere is an languor and sadness about Susanna Moore’s novel; perhaps there is a suggestion of colonial guilt there is certainly a sense of personal guilt but this is all played out in a dreamy sort of way that reminded me of those other wonderful tropical novels ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ by Jean Rhys and Richard Hughes’s ‘High Wind in Jamaica’ There are no neat solutions just small victories small moves forward and always a redolence of regret