Surface and Shadow

Surface and Shadow

by Sally Whitney

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ISBN-13: 9781683130536
Publisher: Pen-L Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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Surface and Shadow 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Lilyiona More than 1 year ago
Sally Whitney’s novel Surface and Shadow does a fine job of exploring what life was like for a southern woman in a small town in the early ‘70s. Lydia, the main character, has married a doctor in what appears to be an ideal relationship. He has a promising future if he returns to the small town where he grew up and takes over a retiring physician’s practice. But Lydia soon discovers that the town’s scion, Henry Galloway, owner of the mill, has a secret he doesn’t want uncovered, and she becomes the person who reveals the truth. In the process, she also unveils her own hidden desires, not appropriate for a woman of her social status at that time and is still true for many women in similar circumstances today. And the ideal marriage begins to loosen its hold on her. Surface and Shadow is a contemporary story in many other ways in its exploration of prejudice against gays, blacks, and the mentally or physically challenged among us. But it also reads like a mystery. I couldn’t put it down until I learned how all of the narrative’s entanglements would conclude.