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Island Girls

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer returns to her beloved Nantucket in a highly emotional, wholly entertaining tale of three sisters forced to confront the past over one event-filled summer on the island.
 
Charming ladies' man Rory Randall dies with one last trick up his sleeve: His will includes a calculating clause mandating a summer-long reunion for his daughters, all from different marriages - that is, if they hope to inherit his posh Nantucket house. Relations among the three sisters are sour thanks to long-festering jealousies, resentments, and misunderstandings. Arden, a successful television host in Boston, hasn't been back to the island since her teenage years, when accusations of serious misbehavior led to her banishment. College professor Meg hopes to use her summer to finish a literary biography and avoid an amorous colleague. And secretive Jenny, an IT specialist, faces troubling questions about her identity while longing for her sisters' acceptance.
 
To their surprise, the three young women find their newfound sisterhood easier to trust than the men who show up to complicate their lives. And if that weren't problematic enough, their mothers descend on the island. When yet another visitor drops by the house with shocking news, the past comes screaming back with a vengeance. Having all the women from his life under his seaside roof - and overseeing the subsequent drama of that perfect storm - Rory Randall might just be enjoying a hearty laugh from above.
 
Nancy Thayer's novel insightfully illustrates how the push and pull of family altercations make us whole. It's how the Randall sisters come to forgive, and learn to open their hearts to love.


Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2013 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Island Girls
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
ISBN: 1-61173-787-7 / 978-1-61173-787-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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June 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Island Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
ISBN: 0-345-52873-5 / 978-0-345-52873-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Island Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
ISBN: 0-525-61835-X / 978-0-525-61835-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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June 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Island Girls: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
ISBN: 0-345-52874-3 / 978-0-345-52874-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Island Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Island Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Island Girls
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Review
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June 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Island Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA