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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
In the Age of Buoyancy is a part historical and part contemporary novella penned by author Inga Eissmann Buccella. Set in the year 2015 and also at the very end of the nineteenth century, this immersive story tells two separate tales which slowly come together as the novella progresses. Chiara is a mature lady with a husband and a large family, an immigrant from Italy who is sometimes struck with bouts of deep sadness. Luna, in the modern day, suffers from a similar malaise, but both women soon discover that summer escapes to the beautiful retreat of Cape May, New Jersey bring unexpected feelings and discoveries to their lives.
Two women, more than a hundred years apart, learn the importance of family and fortitude in this intriguing twin novella with subtle allusions between the two tales. Author Inga Eissmann Buccella has done a thorough job of character development in both tales, creating women with similar dispositions, but very different challenges to face because of the eras they are living in. The bonds between the women and their families and partners are believable and emotive, with internal narration that pays a lot of attention to sensation and inner feelings. This makes for a compelling personal drama where we get to know the characters intimately, and all of this is offset against the gorgeous and vivid background of Cape May and its rich historical significance. Fans of interpersonal tales are sure to enjoy In the Age of Buoyancy for its atmosphere and attention to detail.