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When Nora Bridge left her husband and her two daughters 10 years ago, she took the only route she could see, and assumed she still had her daughters' love. Now, though she is distant from her own daughters, Nora is the hostess of a radio advice show, where she advises listeners that "family comes first." When a scandal breaks and Nora hits rock bottom, she finds she has to rely on the two people she has betrayed most deeply: her daughters, Ruby and Caroline.
As an aspiring and failing comedian, Ruby's life in Los Angeles has shrunk into a directionless morass. She says when she dismisses superstition, "As if she needed magic to tell her that she was stuck in the spin cycle of her life." Though neither she nor Caroline are inclined to help their mother, Ruby finally agrees when a magazine offers to pay her for a tell-all exposé.
With a masterful balance of cutting wit, realistic dialogue, and lyrical description, Summer Island is by far Hannah's greatest work. Mothers, daughters, and sisters are sure to mark the passages and lend this novel to each other. If this is the standard for future Hannah novels, her fan base is sure to grow.--Nancy R.E. O'Brien --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The characters all have a wonderful depth and the story is beautifully told.
It's the old story of hating to see the book come to an end and saying good-bye to the characters you have come to know so well.
Wonderful book about family and how we perceive the lives of each person and how different it all can be.
I really liked this book.. She touched on my life coming up and the relationship between me and my mother...Published 25 days ago by JOHN J
This was it. The best yet from Kristin Hannah. Takes you deep into the soul of these women. The untold truths of deeply hidden and wrongly dealt with pain destroys this family... Read morePublished 1 month ago by D.
I really enjoyed this book. She is a wonderful author. Norma RuggPublished 1 month ago by norma rugg
Like most mothers and daughters, we have issues with each other. This book just pointed out that anything can be overcome with honesty and perseverance. Loved it!Published 1 month ago by Tammie S Klima