A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
BALTIMORE WOMAN DISAPPEARS DURING FAMILY VACATION, declares the headline. Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead is last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing nothing more than a bathing suit and carrying a beach tote with five hundred dollars tucked inside. To her husband and three almost-grown children, she has vanished without trace or reason. But for Delia, who feels like a tiny gnat buzzing around her family’s edges, “walking away from it all” is not a premeditated act, but an impulse that will lead her into a new, exciting, and unimagined life…
I picked this book up too because it was part of my English class! I found this one to be pretty enjoyable compared to the other books that I had to read. I’ve never read anything by Anne Taylor, but I do know that a lot of people find her fiction stories to be really easy to read.
It was interesting how the story followed a woman who just up and left her family during a vacation and tried living her own life alone. I found Delia to be annoying at times, but the storyline was just so different that oftentimes I found myself thinking about the novel when I wasn’t reading it.
I did find the book to be easy-to-read because there wasn’t much depth to it. The language was simple too, so it’d definitely be a nice beach reach, I think. I’d definitely recommend it!