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In this erotic and shifting narrative, a journalist has an affair with a musician while thinking of her husband and of how this illicit relationship began. As their romance unfolds, the origins of lust and desire are explored with a deep sensuality and an incisive precision, ultimately outlining a lucid portrait of the mechanics of passion.
For years, Heloise has been following Mitch wherever his medical career has taken him — from university to his residency to his first job. But when they go on vacation with their young daughter and another couple to a remote winter resort, an encounter with another man will change her life forever.
A high school principal decides to start taking better care of herself by going to the gym. When she and her trainer–a former student half her age–find themselves attracted to each other, a new chapter in her life begins. A sweet romance about the lust for life.
As a middle-aged woman tries on a dress in a department store, she reflects on her marriage with a much older man and what the passage of time will bring for them and their children. A moving and lyrical meditation on nostalgia, love, and mortality.
She couldn’t believe her luck: like a magician, he transformed her from a lonely middle aged woman who toiled in the kitchen of her restaurant into a desired lover who spends time on the beach. In this story, a young and handsome man responds to a want ad placed by an over-worked chef and turns her life upside down. But is this all too good to be true?
In this simple tale of the English countryside, we learn about a chair-mender named Margaret who has spent her life roaming from house to house offering her services and observing the lives of others – while never truly having a life or home of her own. But this will all change when she knocks on the door at the great manor of Thresholds Farm.
The is taken from the second book of the first part Goethe’s Autobiography “Dichtung und Wahrheit” – a young woman is visited by the god Mercury and given the task of distributing three enchanted apples to the men she deems most handsome. But this simple task proves to be more difficult than expected as she encounters a dazzling array of supernatural obstacles.
In this early and underrated Edith Wharton story, a woman who has just passed away encounters her perfect companion in the afterlife. Cultured and refined, he has all of the qualities she dreamed of in a man while alive. Incidentally, he is not her husband–which leads her to question the nature of love and commitment.