A Novel

Hilderbrand, Elin

Book - 2007
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
It's summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a local boy, home from college. Burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues, the women--two sisters and one friend--make their way to the sisters' tiny cottage, inherited from an aunt. They're all trying to escape from something: Melanie, after seven failed in-vitro attempts, discovered her husband's infidelity and then her own pregnancy; Brenda embarked on a passionate affair with an older student that got her fired from her prestigious job as a professor in New York; and her sister Vickie, mother to two small boys, has been diagnosed with cancer. Soon Josh is part of the chaotic household, acting as babysitter, confidant, and, eventually, something more, while the women confront their pasts and map out their futures.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316018586
Characteristics: 403 p. ;,25 cm


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Aug 11, 2011
  • MSM13 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I am having a heck of a time getting through this one. I loved Silver Girl, The Love Season, and the Castaways but I don't know if I'll finish this one.I'm one who reads a book in two - three days average.

May 20, 2011
  • varaidzo89 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

i fell in love with this book, the story kept me glued to the pages. it looks at many relationships sisters friends children marriage. i really felt sorry for the mom with cancer but overall this is a lovely read

Jan 31, 2011
  • mpot rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really good-relationships between girlfriends and sisters.


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May 20, 2011
  • varaidzo89 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

varaidzo89 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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