Up Island Author:Anne Rivers Siddons Approx 6 hours/ 4 tapes. If there was ever a woman who knew what was important, that woman was Molly Bell Redwine. From childhood, Molly was taught by her difficult, charismatic mother that "The Family" was the world's most vital entity-and its maintenance would be Molly's special talent. But in a hertbeat, Molly is set adrift: her husband of... more » more than 20 years leaves her for a younger woman, her domineering mother dies, and her Atlanta family scatters to the four winds.
Molly takes refuge by visiting friends on Marhta's Vineyard. The very different world of the Vineyard hastens her changing identity, and Molly decides to stay on after the season, renting a small cottage on a remote up island pond. Her duties include acting as caretaker to her bitter, aging landlady, as well as looking after the woman's ill estranged son, Dennis.
Keeping watch over Dennis, he landlady, and her newly-widowed father, Molly at last lets go of her outworn notions of family and begins to become a part of a strange-and very real- new one.« less