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The perfect title for the perfect beach read from the New York Times bestselling Author

Jane Green is one of the preeminent authors of wome‛s fiction today, and with each new novel, her audience grows. Gree‛s avid and loyal fans follow her because she writes about the true-to-life dilemmas of women—and The Beach House will not disappoint.

Known in Nantucket as the crazy woman who lives in the rambling house atop the bluff, Nan does‛t care what people think. At sixty-five-years old, her husband died twenty years ago, her beauty has faded, and her family has flown. If her neighbors are away, why should‛t she skinny dip in their swimming pools and help herself to their flowers? But when she discovers the money she thought would last forever is dwindling and she could lose her beloved house, Nan knows she has to make drastic changes.

So Nan takes out an ad: Rooms to rent for the summer in a beautiful old Nantucket home with water views and direct access to the beach. Slowly, people start moving into the house, filling it with noise, with laughter, and with tears. As the house comes alive again, Nan finds her family expanding. Her son comes home for the summer, and then an unexpected visitor turns all their lives upside-down.

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"What begins as edgy and smart gets stuck in the sand in popular chick lit author Green's (Second Chance) soggy beach read. Richard and Daff separate after Richard has an affair, which plays havoc with their daughter, Jess. Bee and Daniel, who go to therapy to bridge their emotional gap, wind up facing the uncomfortable truth of what really separates them. Middle-aged Michael keeps finding all the wrong women, and Michael's dotty and endearing mom Nan, facing flagging finances, raises funds by letting rooms in her venerable Nantucket beach home, only to have to ward off ravenous developers. There's enough upheaval to keep the tale humming until the cast lands on Nan's doorstep, where, with unrelenting good humor and wisdom, the troubles with couples, families, kids, singles and sexual identity are predictably resolved before the Labor Day exodus. Unfortunately, the payoffs diminish as the story wears on. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"New York Times"-bestselling author Green is one of the preeminent authors of women's fiction today. Her avid and loyal fans follow her because she writes about the true-to-life dilemmas of women.

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Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves.

Get 15% off when you order 5 or more of this title for your book club.

Simply enter the coupon code GREENBEACH at checkout.

This offer does not apply to eBook purchases. This offer applies to only one downloadable audio per purchase.

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The New York Times–bestselling author’s tenth novel is the beach read of the season.

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestseller and ultimate beach read from the author of Promises to Keep and Another Piece of My Heart  

Nan Powell is a free-spirited, sixty-five-year-old widow who's not above skinny-dipping in her neighbors' pools when they're away and who dearly loves her Nantucket home. But when she discovers that the money she thought would last forever is dwindling, she realizes she must make drastic changes to save her beloved house. So Nan takes out an ad: Rooms to rent for the summer in a beautiful old Nantucket home with water views and direct access to the beach.

Slowly people start moving in to the house, filling it with noise, laughter, and with tears. As the house comes alive again, Nan finds her family and friends expanding. Her son comes home for the summer, and then an unexpected visitor turns all their lives upside down. As she did so masterfully in her numerous New York Times bestselling novels, including Second Chance, Jane Green once again proves herself one of the preeminent writers of contemporary women's fiction.

About the Author

Jane GreenSecond Chance and To Have and to Hold were New York Times bestsellers. Swapping Lives, The Other Woman, Bookends, and Babyville all appeared on The New York Times extended bestseller list for hardcover fiction. Jane was recently awarded the Fun Fearless Fiction Award by Cosmopolitan magazine.

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cackleburr, June 22, 2009 (view all comments by cackleburr)
Found the book to be banal and boring. Too many story lines and not enough substance to any of them. Outcomes of the lives portrayed were all predictable...no surprises. I love books about life on the seashore. This one left me cold. Had to force myself to finish it. I did and heaved a big sigh of relief.
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Bookwomyn, August 25, 2008 (view all comments by Bookwomyn)
I really, really wanted to like this book but could not. Maybe I'm just not that in to 'chick lit.'
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780670018857
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Green, Jane
Author:
Campbell, Cassandra
Publisher:
Plume
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Bed and breakfast accommodations
Subject:
Life change events
Subject:
Widows
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20090526
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.49x5.89x1.16 in. 1.04 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 352 pages Viking Books - English 9780670018857 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "What begins as edgy and smart gets stuck in the sand in popular chick lit author Green's (Second Chance) soggy beach read. Richard and Daff separate after Richard has an affair, which plays havoc with their daughter, Jess. Bee and Daniel, who go to therapy to bridge their emotional gap, wind up facing the uncomfortable truth of what really separates them. Middle-aged Michael keeps finding all the wrong women, and Michael's dotty and endearing mom Nan, facing flagging finances, raises funds by letting rooms in her venerable Nantucket beach home, only to have to ward off ravenous developers. There's enough upheaval to keep the tale humming until the cast lands on Nan's doorstep, where, with unrelenting good humor and wisdom, the troubles with couples, families, kids, singles and sexual identity are predictably resolved before the Labor Day exodus. Unfortunately, the payoffs diminish as the story wears on. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , "New York Times"-bestselling author Green is one of the preeminent authors of women's fiction today. Her avid and loyal fans follow her because she writes about the true-to-life dilemmas of women.
"Synopsis" by ,
Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves.

Get 15% off when you order 5 or more of this title for your book club.

Simply enter the coupon code GREENBEACH at checkout.

This offer does not apply to eBook purchases. This offer applies to only one downloadable audio per purchase.

Unabridged CDs • 10 CDs, 12 hours

The New York Times–bestselling author’s tenth novel is the beach read of the season.

"Synopsis" by ,

The New York Times bestseller and ultimate beach read from the author of Promises to Keep and Another Piece of My Heart  

Nan Powell is a free-spirited, sixty-five-year-old widow who's not above skinny-dipping in her neighbors' pools when they're away and who dearly loves her Nantucket home. But when she discovers that the money she thought would last forever is dwindling, she realizes she must make drastic changes to save her beloved house. So Nan takes out an ad: Rooms to rent for the summer in a beautiful old Nantucket home with water views and direct access to the beach.

Slowly people start moving in to the house, filling it with noise, laughter, and with tears. As the house comes alive again, Nan finds her family and friends expanding. Her son comes home for the summer, and then an unexpected visitor turns all their lives upside down. As she did so masterfully in her numerous New York Times bestselling novels, including Second Chance, Jane Green once again proves herself one of the preeminent writers of contemporary women's fiction.

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