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The Resource Enchanted August : a novel, Brenda Bowen

Enchanted August : a novel, Brenda Bowen

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Enchanted August : a novel
Title
Enchanted August
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Brenda Bowen
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Four women struggling with loss, disappointment and overwork rent a small summer cottage in Maine, where they find wholeness in regional comforts while sharing their respective stories and rediscovering their passions
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Bowen, Brenda
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Literary form
novels
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  • Female friendship
  • Islands
  • Vacations
  • Maine
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Enchanted August : a novel, Brenda Bowen
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  • Subtitle from dust jacket
  • "A Pamela Dorman Book"-- Title page verso
  • "On a dreary spring day in Brooklyn, Lottie Wilkes and Rose Arbuthnot spot an ad on their children's preschool bulletin board: "Hopewell Cottage, Little Lost Island, Maine. Old, pretty cottage to rent on a small island. Springwater, blueberries, sea glass. August." Neither can afford it, but they are smitten--Lottie could use a break from her overbearing husband and Rose from her relentless twins. On impulse, they decide to take the place and attract two others to share the steep rent: Caroline Dester, an indie movie star who's getting over a very public humiliation, and elderly Beverly Fisher, who's recovering from heartbreaking loss. If it's not a perfect quartet, surely it will be fine for a month in the country. When they arrive on the island, they are transformed by the salt air; the breathtaking views; the long, lazy days; and the happy routine of lobster, corn, and cocktails on the wraparound porch. By the time of the late-August blue moon, real life and its complications have finally fallen far, far away. For on this idyllic island they gradually begin to open up: to one another and to the possibilities of lives quite different from the ones they've been leading. Change can't be that hard, can it? With a cast of endearingly imperfect characters and set against the beauty of a gorgeous New England summer, Enchanted August brilliantly updates the beloved classic The Enchanted April in a novel of love and reawakening that is simply irresistible"-- From dust jacket flap
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
41036037
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780525429050
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 41036037
  • (Sirsi) 41036037
Label
Enchanted August : a novel, Brenda Bowen
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Subtitle from dust jacket
  • "A Pamela Dorman Book"-- Title page verso
  • "On a dreary spring day in Brooklyn, Lottie Wilkes and Rose Arbuthnot spot an ad on their children's preschool bulletin board: "Hopewell Cottage, Little Lost Island, Maine. Old, pretty cottage to rent on a small island. Springwater, blueberries, sea glass. August." Neither can afford it, but they are smitten--Lottie could use a break from her overbearing husband and Rose from her relentless twins. On impulse, they decide to take the place and attract two others to share the steep rent: Caroline Dester, an indie movie star who's getting over a very public humiliation, and elderly Beverly Fisher, who's recovering from heartbreaking loss. If it's not a perfect quartet, surely it will be fine for a month in the country. When they arrive on the island, they are transformed by the salt air; the breathtaking views; the long, lazy days; and the happy routine of lobster, corn, and cocktails on the wraparound porch. By the time of the late-August blue moon, real life and its complications have finally fallen far, far away. For on this idyllic island they gradually begin to open up: to one another and to the possibilities of lives quite different from the ones they've been leading. Change can't be that hard, can it? With a cast of endearingly imperfect characters and set against the beauty of a gorgeous New England summer, Enchanted August brilliantly updates the beloved classic The Enchanted April in a novel of love and reawakening that is simply irresistible"-- From dust jacket flap
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
41036037
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780525429050
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 41036037
  • (Sirsi) 41036037

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