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Summer Island : a novel
Kristin Hannah
Adult Fiction HANNAH

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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.
posted Mar 29, 2012 at 11:37AM
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main characters Nora Bridge
Female
Divorced
Walked out on her husband and two daughters years earlier.
Newspaper advice columnist

Caroline
Female
Nora's oldest daughter.

Ruby
Female
Unemployed
Nora's youngest daughter; refuses to talk to her mother.
Comedian

Dino
Male
Nora's first love.



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