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Summer Island
Summer Island
Author: Kristin Hannah, Joyce Bean
Thirty-four year old Ruby Bridge is a not-too-successful comedienne who uses her mother, a nationally-syndicated "moral and spiritual counselor" as the main fodder for her cynical, rather bitter humor. Her mother Nora, long divorced from Ruby's father, is a woman whose past is just about to catch up with her - in the form of blackmail by a forme...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781587883002
ISBN-10: 1587883007
Publication Date: 4/1/2001
Edition: Unabridged
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

4.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Brilliance Audio Unabridged
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
One of Hannah's Pacific Northwest novels, this time set in the San Juan Islands. I always find her books very satisfying. Of course I cry too much while reading them, but they are always happy tears at the end.
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Helpful Score: 2
A fascinating story of love, healing, forgiveness and renewal. Certain to strike a chord in the hearts of mothers and daughters everywhere. Many a daughter will see something of herself in Ruby.. Heartwrenching til the true comes out.
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Helpful Score: 2
One of the best books I have read in ages. The author has a way with words that makes you think. Any daughter will cry. It hits home but in a good way! STRONGLY RECOMMEND.
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Helpful Score: 2
Such an incredible book! "A facinating story of love, healing, forgiveness, and renewal...certain to strike a chord in the hearts of mothers and daughters everywhere." - Tulsa World.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a fast read, but not a great one. This is definitely my least favorite book of hers. Her writing borders on inspirational fiction with this book, not the literary fiction where I found it. I think this book really suffered from the lack of a plot and some REALLY stupid phrases ("pit-bull-mean"?!)... I mean come on, bad enough the first time she used it, but twice in one book in reference to different people, from two different P.O.V.s... not to mention it is an uneducated, stupid remark that really bothered me, especially when she is considered to be such a "sensitive" writer.
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