Summer Island

Summer Island

A Novel

Book - 2001
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Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345483447
9780609607374
0609607375
Characteristics: 319 p. ; 24 cm

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pktab
Jun 27, 2018

Good story. It drug a little for me but very readable.

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dpodolak
Jan 17, 2018

Love this book. There hasn't been a Kristen Hannah book yet that doesn't grab me and not let me put it down.

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MyrtleLouise
Jul 10, 2013

Loved it.

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lpreston214
Mar 29, 2012

Another good one from Hannah with all the elements we've come to expect. Ruby, struggling to become famous in California harbors a grudge against the mother who left her and her sister Caroline as teens. Nora, is now famous herself as a radio and newspaper advice guru. However, her fans don't know her past and when it comes out it seems she is ruined. After an accident leaves her injured Ruby agrees to come and take care of Nora on Summer Island, secretly planning to write a tell-all article for $50 grand. Meanwhile an old love of Ruby's with a dying brother come to neighboring Lopez Island. All come together with many tears and heart-felt confessions. Some might see it as a little sappy but I like Hannah's recurrent theme that the conceptions we carry with us from childhood are not necessarily valid. Children see things as children and as adults parents and sons and daughters can come to understandings if they can communicate as adults. I envy her characters sometimes in their abilities to leave the past behind.

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