Sometimes, when you need a change in your life, the tide just happens to pull you in the right direction... Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. Best friends since Catholic grade school, they now find themselves, in their mid-thirties, at the crossroads of life and love. Ellis, recently fired from a job she gave everything to, is rudderless and now beginning to question the choices she's made over the past decade of her life. Julia-whose caustic wit covers up her wounds-has a man who loves her and is offering her the world, but she can't hide from how deeply insecure she feels about her looks, her brains, her life. And Dorie has just been shockingly betrayed by the man she loved and trusted the most in the world...though this is just the tip of the iceberg of her problems and secrets. A month in North Carolina's Outer Banks is just what they each of them needs. Ty Bazemore is their landlord, though he's hanging on to the rambling old beach house by a thin thread. After an inauspicious first meeting with Ellis, the two find themselves disturbingly attracted to one another, even as Ty is about to lose everything he's ever cared about. Maryn Shackleford is a stranger, and a woman on the run. Maryn needs just a few things in life: no questions, a good hiding place, and a new identity. Ellis, Julia, and Dorie can provide what Maryn wants; can they also provide what she needs? Mary Kay Andrews' audiobook is the story of five people questioning everything they ever thought they knew about life. Five people on a journey that will uncover their secrets and point them on the path to forgiveness. Five people who each need a sea change, and one month in a summer rental that might just give it to them. Summer Rental is one of Library Journal's Best Women's Fiction Books of 2011. This program includes a bonus interview with the author.
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by Mary Kay Andrews
by Hilma Wolitzer
by Mary Jane Clark
by Michele Martinez
by Emilie Richards
"Isabel Keating's treatment of dialogue enhances the characters in this easy summer read. Georgia natives Ellis, Dorie, and Julia reunite in Nags Head, North Carolina, for a month-long getaway. But the vacation isn't at all what the 30-somethings hoped for as unexpected life events, long-held dreams, and buried secrets are revealed. Keating brings the women to life by applying consistent, winning accents. Dorie, a teacher whose marriage isn't what it seems, has the most genuine Southern voice while the mysterious interloper, Maryn/Madison, has enough of a New Jersey accent to announce her background. The over-the-top dialect of some of the minor characters combined with some amusing scenes give the listener some laughs that balance the challenging choices the main players face. The dialogue and individual characterizations make this especially good on audio. J.J.B. 2012 Audies Finalist (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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