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LocationBradford PL
TitleThe summer wives / Beatriz Williams.
AuthorWilliams, Beatriz author.
CollectionAdult Fiction
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FIC WIL50362005322043AvailableBradford PL
FIC WIL50887000116612AvailableHamlin

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 0062660349 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9780062660343 (hardcover)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.6 23
Personal Name Williams, Beatriz author.
Title Statement The summer wives / Beatriz Williams.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint ?2018
Imprint New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Physical Description 367 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated h rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. In the summer of 1951, Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island as a schoolgirl from the margins of high society, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. When her beautiful mother marries Hugh Fisher, whose summer house on Winthrop overlooks the famous lighthouse, Miranda's catapulted into a heady new world of pedigrees and cocktails, status and swimming pools. Isobel Fisher, Miranda's new stepsister--all long legs and world-weary bravado, engaged to a wealthy Island scion--is eager to draw Miranda into the arcane customs of Winthrop society. But beneath the island's patrician surface, there are really two clans: the summer families with their steadfast ways and quiet obsessions, and the working class of Portuguese fishermen and domestic workers who earn their living on the water and in the laundries of the summer houses. Uneasy among Isobel's privileged friends, Miranda finds herself drawn to Joseph Vargas, whose father keeps the lighthouse with his mysterious wife. In summer, Joseph helps his father in the lobster boats, but in the autumn he returns to Brown University, where he's determined to make something of himself. Since childhood, Joseph's enjoyed an intense, complex friendship with Isobel Fisher, and as the summer winds to its end, Miranda's caught in a catastrophe that will shatter Winthrop's hard-won tranquility and banish Miranda from the island for nearly two decades.Now, in the landmark summer of 1969, Miranda returns at last, as a renowned Shakespearean actress hiding a terrible heartbreak. On its surface, the Island remains the same--determined to keep the outside world from its shores, fiercely loyal to those who belong. But the formerly powerful Fisher family is a shadow of itself, and Joseph Vargas has recently escaped the prison where he was incarcerated for the murder of Miranda's stepfather eighteen years earlier. What's more, Miranda herself is no longer a na?ive teenager, and she begins a fierce, inexorable quest for justice for the man she once loved even if it means uncovering every last one of the secrets that bind together the families of Winthrop Island.--from book jacket.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Social classes United States Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term New England Fiction
Index Term-Genre/Form Domestic fiction
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction

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