From  adele gresser


Author:  Michelle  huneven

cress Hartley, a gifted economics majorin her late 20s moves out of her parent’s home. she needs a place away from everything to write her dissertation.  she decides to stay indefinetly at her parent’s A Frame house in the Sierra Mountains.  She starts her diss but never seems to get into it.  The mountains residence is in a small community isolated from men.  she is lonely and bored and meets the owner of a busling Although much older than she they both find a diversion in sex. She is content. After months of this relationship she meets another man from the area but he is married and tells her from the start that he will never leave his wife.  Eventually Cress wins out and he does ask her to marry him when his wife learns about his discretions.  The book is about a distraction with sex thrown in.  Cress moves on…finishes her dissertation, gets published and moves on with her life.

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