Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller. Published by Tin House 

Ingrid met Gil when she was only 20 and one of his students and only half his age. When she gets pregnant, they marry and begin a life of lies, infidelities and disappointments. Ingrid writes letters to Gil about how unhappy she is, but instead of giving them to him, she hides them within the pages of the thousands of books he’s collected. After writing her last letter, Ingrid disappears from the beach near her home leaving her husband and two daughters behind. Twelve years later, Gil finds one of the letters, then believes he sees Ingrid in a bookstore. In his shock he falls and is injured. Daughter Flora comes home to care for her father and slowly begins to solve the mystery of what really happened to her mother. This is a beautiful, heartbreaking novel of marriage and parenthood 

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