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The Summer Girls

(2013)
(The first book in the Low Country Summer series)
A novel by

 
 
From New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe, the heartwarming first installment in the Lowcountry Summer trilogy, a poignant series following three half-sisters and their grandmother.

Three granddaughters. Three months. One summer house.

In this enchanting trilogy set on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe captures the complex relationships between Dora, Carson, and Harper, three half-sisters scattered across the country—and a grandmother determined to help them rediscover their family bonds.

For years, Carson Muir has drifted, never really settling, certain only that a life without the ocean is a life half lived. Adrift and penniless in California, Carson is the first to return to Sea Breeze, wondering where things went wrong…until the sea she loves brings her a minor miracle. Her astonishing bond with a dolphin helps Carson renew her relationships with her sisters and face the haunting memories of her ill-fated father. As the rhythms of the island open her heart, Carson begins to imagine the next steps toward her future.

In this heartwarming novel, three sisters discover the true treasures Sea Breeze offers as surprising truths are revealed, mistakes forgiven, and precious connections made that will endure long beyond one summer.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"An exquisite, many-layered novel of an unsolved mystery, an obsession, a reconciliation, and a little romance.... Treats readers to lush descriptions of nature." - Dorothea Benton Frank

"In the bestselling tradition of Kathryn Stockett's The Help, Mary Alice Monroe skillfully weaves together issues of class, women's rights, and domestic abuse set in the tumultuous South during the 1970s. . . . Beautifully wrought, and rich with keen insight . . . an unforgettable tale of marriage, resilience, and one woman's private strength." - Patti Callahan Henry

"The Summer Girls is more than just a beautifully written, moving portrayal of three sisters finding themselves and each other after years of separation. It's also an important book that deals head-on with significant issues so skillfully woven into the narrative that I often stopped to consider the import of what I'd just read. If you're a dedicated environmentalist, this book is a must-read. If you're just someone who enjoys a good story, you'll get that, too, and much more." - Cassandra King


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Used availability for Mary Alice Monroe's The Summer Girls

Hardback Editions

September 2013 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Summer Girls: Low Country Summer Trilogy
Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
ISBN: 1-61173-916-0 / 978-1-61173-916-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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Paperback Editions

May 2014 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Summer Girls (1) (Lowcountry Summer)
Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
ISBN: 1-4767-5883-2 / 978-1-4767-5883-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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June 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Summer Girls (1)
Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
ISBN: 1-4767-0900-9 / 978-1-4767-0900-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Summer Girls: Book One of the Lowcountry Summer Trilogy
Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
ISBN: 1-4821-0093-2 / 978-1-4821-0093-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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June 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Summer Girls (Lowcountry Summer Trilogy)
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ISBN: 0-7927-9601-2 / 978-0-7927-9601-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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June 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Summer Girls (Lowcountry Summer Trilogy)
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ISBN: 0-7927-9603-9 / 978-0-7927-9603-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Summer Girls: The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


June 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Summer Girls: The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
ISBN: 1-62064-536-X / 978-1-62064-536-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Summer Girls: The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Summer Girls: The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Summer Girls (Lowcountry Summer Book 1)
Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Summer Girls (Lowcountry Summer Book 1)
Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon UK