Your Blue-eyed Boy

Your Blue-eyed Boy

A Novel

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
When a district judge receives a letter in the mail, her private history threatens to collide with her public world of being a mother and a wife with a troubled husband

Blackwell North Amer
Simone is thirty-eight, a district judge whose husband, Donald, is on the verge of bankruptcy and breakdown. Each morning she leaves him with their two young boys while she drives to court to assess evidence and pass judgment. In her public life she must "make sense of things that really don't make sense at all." In her private life she struggles to control chaos and mounting debt, with only an early-morning cold swim to keep her sane. One such morning a letter arrives, addressed to Simone and postmarked New York. Someone she has tried to forget has not forgotten her. Simone's private history is about to collide with her public world.

Baker
& Taylor

A letter from a man from her past forces a judge to choose between returning to her old self, destroying her public life in the process, or remaining true to her current self, a wife and mother with a troubled husband. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: Boston, MA : Little, Brown and Co., 1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316197380
0316197386
Characteristics: 282 p. ; 22 cm

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WVMLStaffPicks Oct 27, 2014

Simone's acceptance of a judgeship in a small seaside community means her family might survive the loss of her husband's job and the risk of bankruptcy. But out of her past comes the threat of blackmail, the incriminating photographs, and finally her ex-lover -- everything in her public and private life is in jeopardy.

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Sep 18, 2013

A young British girl spends a summer in America when she is 18. Twenty years later her boyfriend from that time turns up. By now, she is married, a judge, has two children and a husband in debt. Is the boyfriend's purpose blackmail? This is another page-turner from Dunmore, but it is really a book about how to live with the different person you become over time.

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