The novel follows the story of a romance novelist, who, after a love affair with a married man, is sent by her friends to a Swiss hotel to recover. At the hotel, she meets various eccentric characters, including a wealthy woman and her daughter, a mysterious, wealthy man, and a couple on their honeymoon. As she observes and interacts with these characters, she is forced to examine her own life and choices, ultimately deciding whether to accept a marriage proposal from a man she doesn't love or to continue living independently.
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This book is on the following lists:
- Man Booker Prize (Man Booker Prize)
- How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)
- 500 Great Books by Women (Book)
- 100 Great 20th Century English-language Works of Fiction by Women (Feminista!)