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    BETWEEN THE TIDES

    A Novel

    By Susannah Marren

     

    Susannah Marren’s debut novel crackles with the tensions of real life—rivalries, betrayals, shaky marriages and the challenges of mothering—in a way that simultaneously resonates and illuminates. It’s no surprise thatBETWEEN THE TIDES (St. Martin’s Press; July 2015) has such insight into the lives of women: their challenges, their triumphs and their inner yearnings.

     

    Told against the backdrop of the Selkie legend – enchanted seals who shed their skins to live on land as women – Marren’s unique style peels back the layers of a ‘ perfect world’ to reveal the shifting tides of marriage, family, career and friendships. Her protagonist, Lainie Smith Morris, moves against her will out of her beloved New York City for the affluent suburbs of New Jersey with her surgeon husband and four children. The dark side of the American dream begins to consume her as Lainie starts to unravel.  Does Lainie depend too much on her twelve year old daughter, Matilde, and her art work as her only comforts?  Her isolation is interrupted by the serendipitous meeting of an old friend, who at first seems like a godsend, but proves to be anything but. Will the earth-shattering consequences of her friend’s betrayal drive Lainie past the breaking point? Readers should prepare themselves for a shocking surprise ending to this original, fast-paced novel.

     

    SUSANNAH MARREN is originally from Long Beach Island, New Jersey. She currently lives in Manhattan with her family and still spends her summers on the Jersey Shore. BETWEEN THE TIDES is her first novel.

     

    BETWEEN THE TIDES

    By Susannah Marren

    St. Martin’s Press; July 2015

    304 pages; $25.95

    ISBN: 978-1-250-06673-2

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