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Title:
Summer Island : a novel
Author:
Hannah, Kristin.
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Edition:
Ballantine books Trade pbk. ed.
Physical Description:
427 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
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 expose.
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Ballantine Books, 2001.

Includes reader's guide (p. [393]-403) and preview of the author's "Magic hour" (p. [407]-427).
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780345483447
Format :
Book

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