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Up Island
Up Island
Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
If there was ever one woman who knew what was important, that woman was Molly Bell Redwine. From childhood, Molly was taught by her charismatic, demanding mother that "family is everything." But in what seems like an instant, Molly discovers that family can change without warning. Her husband of more than twenty years leaves her for a younger wo...  more
ISBN-13: 9780061099212
ISBN-10: 006109921X
Publication Date: 6/1/1998
Pages: 512
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 114 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
I picked this book up while on vacation a few years ago. An online buddy had suggested this author a couple of times, so when I found this title on the shelf I thought I would give it a try.
This being a new author to me, I wasn't sure what to expect. I enjoyed reading it, it passed the time by the pool. I loved that alot of it took place in the Atlanta area so I could actually see what the author was describing.
This story was about a woman's path to healing after finding out that her husband has been running around on her with another woman. Quite a blow to her ego and self esteem. She has to learn how to live again, how to make money, etc. I am not big on novels that deal with cheating, but this was a pretty decent read.
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Helpful Score: 5
If you enjoy reading Anne Rivers Siddons, you'll love this one about a Atlanta woman whose world crashes down upon her, yet rents a small cottage by herself on Martha's Vineyard and finds a brand new kind of family
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Helpful Score: 5
This was a very good book! We all find out what happens when husbands walk out on their wifes for a go to Martha's Vineyard and get on with your life.
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Helpful Score: 4
I think this is one of the best books Siddon has written. Molly Redwine is left by her husband for a younger floozy and finds a new life away from Atlanta on Martha's Vineyard. Really good story
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Helpful Score: 4
Great story, especially for anyone whose husband has decided he
wants someone else after many years of marriage and 2 children. See
how Molly handles the problem. I did find some of the language
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Very good story line with excellent characters. Anne Rivers Siddons is an excellent writer. I have read and loved many of her books. This one was no exception to that.She manages to weave an interesting story and tie in many loose ends. Molly Redwine is the main character in UpIsland. I found her to be very real. I liked the way that Siddons wrote this tale as a type of metamorphosis of a woman going through a divorce and coming to terms with her relationship with her mother. It was good! I'll remember this one for quite awhile!
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Intriguing story of endings and second chances. Molly Redwine loses her husband to a younger woman, her mother dies, and her world is crumbling. She retreats to Martha's Vineyard to search for new identity. This made good reading on an airplane for me.