Best intentions by Emily Listfield, ’74. Lisa’s marriage is in trouble. Or maybe it isn’t. We discover with Lisa the tantalizing hints of infidelity and their possible logical explanation. While we are being directed and misdirected, we meet Lisa’s two daughters and her best friend from college. For those of us who have dealt with the private school world of New York, Emily’s depiction of the class struggle between the haves and the have-mores is illuminating social commentary. The plot takes a dark turn; murder, she wrote. I couldn’t help it – I changed my mind about five times about who dunnit. Friends Seminary folk will enjoy the cameo role given to our own Meeting House as the story unfolds. I enjoyed Emily’s inventive, leisurely storytelling. She teases out the fleeting impressions and feelings that in the bustle of life we overlook.
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May 22, 2018