TITLE: A WEDDING IN DECEMBER
AUTHOR: ANITA SHREVE
Twenty six years after being in high school together, a group of 40-somethings get together for the wedding of two of them.
They meet in the Inn owned by one of them, Nora, who has had to reinvent her life after her husband's death.
Bill, the groom had to leave his wife in order to marry his high school sweetheart, leading to friction with his daughter. Bridget, the bride is undergoing treatment for cancer.
All of the guests carry some sort of baggage with them, long held secrets are revealed and people and relationships are re-evaluated.
By the end of the weekend everybody seems to have lost some illusions, and gained some insight and/or love.
Not Shreve's best book, but still a very satisfying read.