Summer Island - Kristin Hannah (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9780345441133
Department
Books
Released
25 Jun 2002
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Kristin Hannah
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House
Edition
Reprint
Language
English
Number of Pages
392
Dimensions
171 x 102 x 25mm (204g)

Annotation

  • Struggling comedienne Ruby Bridge confronts the legacy of her famous mother's abandonment as a scandalous secret from the past of Nora Bridge, now a famed radio talk-show host and syndicated columnist known for her moral advice, draws the two women together in a reunion that transforms both their lives. By the author of On Mystic Lake. Reprint.
  • Struggling comedienne Ruby Bridge confronts the legacy of her mother's abandonment while a secret from the past of Nora Bridge, now a syndicated columnist known for her moral advice, draws the two women together.

Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of the cherished bestseller On Mystic Lake returns with a poignant, funny, luminous novel about a mother and daughter--the complex ties that bind them, the past that separates them, and the healing that comes with forgiveness.

“[Kristin] Hannah is superb at delving into the characters' psyches and delineating nuances of feeling.”—Washington Post Book World

Years ago, Nora Bridge walked out on her marriage and left her daughters behind. She has since become a famous radio talk-show host and newspaper columnist beloved for her moral advice. Her youngest daughter, Ruby, is a struggling comedienne who uses her famous mother as fuel for her bitter, cynical humor. When the tabloids unearth a scandalous secret from Nora's past, their estrangement suddenly becomes dramatic: Nora is injured in an accident and a glossy magazine offers Ruby a fortune to write a tell-all about her mother. Under false pretenses, Ruby returns home to take care of the woman she hasn't spoken to for almost a decade.

Nora insists they retreat to Summer Island in the San Juans, to the lovely old house on the water where Ruby grew up, a place filled with childhood memories of love and joy and belonging. There Ruby is also reunited with her first love and his brother. Once, the three of them had been best friends, inseparable. Until the summer that Nora had left and everyone's hearts had been broken. . . .

What began as an expose evolves, as Ruby writes, into an exploration of her family's past. Nora is not the woman Ruby has hated all these years. Witty, wise, and vulnerable, she is desperate to reconcile with her daughter. As the magazine deadline draws near and Ruby finishes what has begun to seem to her an act of brutal betrayal, she is forced to grow up and at last to look at her mother--and herself--through the eyes of a woman. And she must, finally, allow herself to love.

Summer Island is a beautiful novel, funny, tender, sad, and ultimately triumphant.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Contemporary Women
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / General
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
BIC Classification 2
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Mothers and daughters
Dewey Classification
813/.54

Inside Flap

f the cherished bestseller On Mystic Lake returns with a poignant, funny, luminous novel about a mother and daughter--the complex ties that bind them, the past that separates them, and the healing that comes with forgiveness.

Years ago, Nora Bridge walked out on her marriage and left her daughters behind. She has since become a famous radio talk-show host and newspaper columnist beloved for her moral advice. Her youngest daughter, Ruby, is a struggling comedienne who uses her famous mother as fuel for her bitter, cynical humor. When the tabloids unearth a scandalous secret from Nora's past, their estrangement suddenly becomes dramatic: Nora is injured in an accident and a glossy magazine offers Ruby a fortune to write a tell-all about her mother. Under false pretenses, Ruby returns home to take care of the woman she hasn't spoken to for almost a decade.

Nora insists they retreat to Summer Island in the San Juans, to the lovely old house on the water where Ruby g

Author Bio

Kristin Hannah is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed novels. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.

Review Quotes

"A fascinating story of love, healing, forgiveness . . . certain to strike a chord in the hearts of mothers and daughters everywhere."--Tulsa World

"A warm and touching story about very human characters whose personal situations come to life with realism and sensitivity."--Library Journal

"Many a daughter will see something of herself in Ruby."--People

"Totally brilliant."--The Midwest Book Review

"A beautiful novel, funny and tender, sad and wonderfully satisfying."--Tahoe Tribune