Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner

Hotel du Lac has sat meekly¬†on my shelf since being appropriated from my parents a few years after it won the Booker Prize in 1984. Edith Hope, a thirtysomething writer of romantic fiction¬†arrives at a faded hotel near a Swiss lake. She interacts with the few other out-of-season guests, reflects on her life, receives an…