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Summer Island

by Kristin Hannah

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When Nora Bridge is injured in an accident, her daughter Ruby is offered a fortune to write an expose of her mother. Under false pretences, Ruby returns home to take care of Nora, who wants to recuperate in her old house on Summer Island. (summary from ISBN 0750521554)

In her own unique style, Hannah once again writes about love and loss, relationships, and friendship. Readers get to know every aspect of each character and will find themselves drawn into the story, not wanting it to end. ( )
  lrobe190 | Oct 1, 2014 |
Summer Island by Kristin Hannah
Nora runs her own talk show with mostly advice to parents and their relationships with their kids.
Problem is there are now pictures out with her and a man, nude. Her oldest Caroline has come to her rescue and they are not very close at all.
She will help set her injured mother up at the island. She can keep an eye on the two boys she helped riase where one of them has learned he's dying of AIDS.
Her younger daughter Ruby has had jobs, stand up mostly and now has money where she can write all about her mother's real story. She has agreed to spend a week taking care of her mother on the island.
Story also follows Dean and his past love life with Ruby. Also his brother is reuniting with him on the island as he dies.
Love how this book all comes together...
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device). ( )
  jbarr5 | Mar 14, 2014 |
Kristin is one of my favorite story tellers...she pulls you in right from the start. I love her take on the mother-daughter-sister relationships. A wonderful read. ( )
  ava-st-claire | Feb 21, 2014 |
I thought it was a great book, but of course all her books are amazing. They all touch my heart. ( )
  DonnaMZadunajsky | Jun 18, 2013 |
I really enjoyed this book had not read anything from this author before ( I will definitely being checking on other books now). I like the strong characters – Ruby (the youngest daughter) and Nora (the mother). Ruby must finally learn how to forgive her mother for leaving when she was younger. She learns some hard facts about her parents and realizes that maybe her mother wasn’t all that bad.

Ruby also learns to love again – her childhood sweetheart. The past intertwines with the present and it’s not all bad. I would have to say the ending was a little disappointing, since it seem that there is still a little of the story left to tell. But any good writer will leave you wanting more.
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  suefitz1 | Apr 3, 2013 |
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Few authors dare to truly analyze the complex natures of mother-daughter relationships. In her novel Summer Island, author Kristin Hannah perfectly captures the bittersweet, inspiring, disappointing, tragic, and human aspects of such a relationship. Set in the tranquil, present-day San Juan Islands, Summer Island presents itself as a deep investigation of the ramifications of a mother's abandonment of her two daughters. Unlike many similar novels, this one delivers the goods.

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

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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 expose.… (more)

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