The Beach House

Author(s): Jane Green
Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2008
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.25 hours)
Product Number: Z100012014
Released: Jul 01, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781415948675
Narrator/s: Cassandra Campbell
Publisher: Books on Tape
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From the bestselling author of Second Chance comes a captivating novel about the strength of family, friendship, and self-discovery Known in Nantucket as the eccentric woman who lives in the rambling house atop the bluff, Nan doesn't care what people think. She's sixty-five years old, her husband died twenty years ago, her beauty has faded, and her family has flown. But when she discovers the money she thought would last forever is dwindling and she could lose her beloved house, Nan knows she has to make drastic changes. So Nan takes out an ad: Rooms to rent for the summer in a beautiful old Nantucket home with water views and direct access to the beach. Slowly, people start moving into the house, filling it with noise, with laughter, and with tears. First arrives handsome Daniel, quiet and contemplative and struggling to break free of his secrets. Then there is Daff, a recent divorcee who is looking to relax and reconnect with that part of herself that is neither wife nor mother, while her rebellious teenage daughter spends the summer with her father. Nan's son comes home for the summer, and as the house comes alive again, Nan finds her family expanding until an unexpected visitor turns all their lives upside down.

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Author(s): Jane Green
Product Number EB00393389
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: #9781440635861

Professional reviews

"The life changes of four couples could make for a fractured listening experience, but Cassandra Campbell's narration seamlessly unites all the characters. Her even delivery sweeps listeners into the story of strangers who, while sorting themselves out at Windermere, a Nantucket beach house, become family. Sixty-five-year-old Nan, facing financial ruin, revives when she takes in roomers who have surprising connections--to each other and to her past. Campbell's reading, though smooth, doesn't lack for full emotional explorations of characters, whether they're divorcing, coming out, or falling in love. With equal aplomb she dramatizes the rages of a 13-year-old with newly divorced parents. Listeners will have a hard time turning off this guilty pleasure. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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