Aly is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher, divorced, not thrilled with her job, a little lonely. One day she takes the train instead of driving home and is recognized by Tom, the son of her best friend. After this first accidental encounter, they meet again, and again. Aly finds herself taking the train, looking forward to this interlude. Tom is tall, blond, handsome, an athlete, intelligent, sensitive—even a gifted musician. The moments they spend together become the most meaningful part of their lives. Then he wants more. How can she resist? They are perfectly suited in every way but one. Tom is a much younger man.
Paperback | $15.00
Published by Soho Press Jul 01, 2003| 214 Pages| 5-1/2 x 7-1/4| ISBN 9781569471470
“This book—about a 35-year-old woman who falls for the 15-year-old son of her best friend—changed the way I read newsreports about ‘pedophiles’ who have scandalous affairs with the underage. This is a headlong heartbreaker, tender but never schlocky. It deepened my sympathy for many people under the spotlight whose real stories are so much richer and more morally nuanced than the headlines suggest.” —Lionel Shriver in Real Simple, “50 Books That Will Change Your Life”