The Girls of August

Siddons, Anne Rivers

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
The Girls of August
"Every August, four women would gather together to spend a week at the beach, renting a new house each year. The ritual began when they were in their twenties and their husbands were in medical school, and became a mainstay of every summer thereafter. Their only criteria were oceanfront and isolation, their only desire to strengthen their far-flung friendships. They called themselves the Girls of August. But when one of the Girls dies tragically, the group slowly drifts apart and their vacations together come to an end. Years later, a new marriage reunites them and they decide to come together once again on a remote barrier island off the South Carolina coast. There, far from civilization, the women make startling discoveries that will change them in ways they never expected" -- from publisher's web site.

Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0446527955
Branch Call Number: FICTION SIDDONS 2014
Characteristics: 223 pages ;,24 cm


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Feb 24, 2015
  • samdog123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Unlike previous reviewers, I really enjoyed this book and relished the fact that it was just over 200 pages. I've never read any of this author's books before, but I will be looking for more. Kept me interested all throughout. While the characters are a bit predictable, it was done in a way that kept me reading and just enjoying the writing style.

Jan 13, 2015

what a colossal waste of time and paper. if I were on the island with this bunch of "girls" for even one day, I'd be swimming back to the mainland rather than wait for a boat to pick me up

Oct 14, 2014

I didn't care for the book very predictable, silly character named Baby, appeared to have been written quickly I too say don't waste your time.

Aug 23, 2014
  • skippy1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Disappointing. Very predictable from beginning to end. Not up to her usual standard. Glad I didn't buy this one. Don't waste your time.

Jul 17, 2014

I just finished this book and wished I was one of the Girls of August

Jul 14, 2014
  • skylars rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

After waiting a year for this book to come out, very disappointed. Only 220 pages, and nothing like some of her great books from earlier years. I've read all her books, and this was her worst!


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