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ISBN13: 9780316018593
ISBN10: 0316018597
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Three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a Nantucket native home from college for the summer. 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, learned her husband was having an affair, and then discovered she's pregnant; 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 Vicki, mother to two small boys, has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Soon Josh is part of the chaotic household, acting as babysitter, confidant, and, eventually, lover.

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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. They're all trying to escape their problems, when Josh enters their lives and becomes a confidant and, eventually, something more.

About the Author

Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.

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Margie, July 17, 2009 (view all comments by Margie)
A book of three women whose lives have taken drastic turns. A good weaving of their stories, their backgrounds, and how they deal with the stress of living.
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titianlibrarian, October 23, 2008 (view all comments by titianlibrarian)
Elin Hilderbrand is a sure thing. Her books are always about Nantucket, women and love. It's like Keebler's Vienna Fingers cookies--they can taste so bland and cheap sometimes, but when you wake up in the middle of the night and you desperately crave them, it's hard to imagine a world without them... We want what we want.

Three women arrive in Nantucket for what they hope will be a relaxing summer--Vicki comes with children and cancer, her sister Brenda comes with heartache and a legal scandal, and friend Melanie has just left her husband and realized that she's pregnant. They hire a handsome young Middlebury college kid to take care of the kids, but of course his role morphs over the course of the book. I thought this was alright, but my fave is still The Blue Bistro.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316018593
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Hilderbrand, Elin
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Subject:
Contemporary Women
Subject:
Summer; Cancer patients; Sisters; Love affairs; Professors; Women s lives; Infidelity; Friendship; College students; Self-discovery; Love
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080609
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.28x5.52x1.16 in. .84 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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. They're all trying to escape their problems, when Josh enters their lives and becomes a confidant and, eventually, something more.
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