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Family Reunion

(2021)
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A longtime Nantucket resident is trying to make the best of a lonely summer. Her spirited granddaughter is learning what she wants out of life. Unforgettable surprises await them both in this magical, multigenerational novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer.

“Readers come to Nancy Thayer novels for the idyllic Nantucket beaches and lifestyle, but they stay for the characters.”—Mary Alice Monroe


Eleanor Sunderland loves living on Nantucket in a gorgeous cliffside home that has been in her family for decades. Yet this year she can’t help but feel a bit isolated, even as the island comes alive with summer travelers. Her best friend has skipped town, leaving Eleanor lonely and feeling nostalgic about her family’s weekend trips to the island, made less frequently in the years since her husband’s passing. Now her money-driven children complain and beg her to sell her beloved home for a steep payout. Hoping to kick the season off on a good note, Eleanor decides her seventieth birthday may be the perfect occasion for a much-needed reunion. 

Fresh from her college graduation, Eleanor’s granddaughter, Ari, has just ended an engagement. She longs for a change of scenery and to escape from her parents’ snobbish expectations. Taking advantage of her newfound freedom, she heads to Nantucket to clear her head before graduate school, moving in with her grandmother and taking a job at the local beach camp. As she watches Eleanor begin to form a bond with an old acquaintance, Ari herself becomes smitten with a friend’s charming older brother. But just as grandmother and granddaughter fall into a carefree routine, a few shocking discoveries throw them off course. 

Eleanor and Ari learn to lean on each other through every new challenge they face in life and love, in this tale filled with Nancy Thayer’s signature Nantucket magic. 

“Nancy Thayer’s Family Reunion is a wonderful slice of life.”—New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak

Genre: Romance

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May 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: Family Reunion: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
ISBN: 1-5247-9878-9 / 978-1-5247-9878-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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August 2021 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Family Reunion
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
ISBN: 1-64358-992-X / 978-1-64358-992-3 (USA edition)
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May 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: Family Reunion
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
ISBN: 1-978617-25-9 / 978-1-978617-25-4
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May 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: Family Reunion: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
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Title: Family Reunion: A Novel
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Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Family Reunion: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Title: Family Reunion: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Title: Family Reunion: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
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May 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Family Reunion: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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