The Beach House

Jane Green (Author)
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Description

From the author of Jemima J and Falling comes the New York Times bestseller about finding your place in the place you call home.

Ever since her life took an unexpected turn, Nan Powell has enjoyed living alone on the sun-drenched shores of Nantucket. At sixty-five, she's just as likely to be found at Windermere, her beach front home, as she is skinny dipping in her neighbor's pool. But when the money she thought would last forever starts to dwindle, Nan decides to do something drastic to keep hold of her free-spirited life: open up Windermere to strangers.

After placing an ad for summer rentals touting water views, direct access to the beach, and a sexagenarian roommate, Nan's once quiet house is soon full of noise, laughter, and the occasional bout of tears. Between her eclectic new tenants and the sudden return of her son, Nan gets a taste of what life is like when you have someone to care for besides yourself. But just as she starts to happily settle in to her new existence, the arrival of a visitor from her past threatens to turn everyone's lives upside down...

Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Berkley Books
Publish Date
June 01, 2009
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.34 X 0.74 X 7.98 inches | 0.63 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780452295384
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About the Author

A former journalist in the U.K. and a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York, Jane Green is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels have been published in more than twenty-five languages. She has more than ten million books in print worldwide.

Reviews

"Green gives you a clear sense of Nantucket's weathered splendor and offers up a refreshing summertime getaway...best read on a deck chair somewhere."--Chicago Sun-Times

"A sweetly memorable summer story, capturing the relaxing, renewing quality of life at the shore."--New Orleans Times-Picayune

"Breezy...deeply appealing."--Connecticut Post

"Green's best novel in years, a compelling, unputdownable read."--Booklist

More Praise for the Novels of Jane Green

"Gripping and powerful."--Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"The perfect summer read."―Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A warm bath of a novel that draws you in...Green's sympathetic portrayals...resonate."--USA Today

"Warm, witty, sharp and insightful. Jane Green writes with such honesty and zing."―Sophie Kinsella, New York Times bestselling author

"Her compelling tale reflects an understanding of contemporary women that's acute and compassionate, served up with style."―People

"The kind of novel you'll gobble up at a single sitting."--Cosmopolitan

"A smart, complex, character-driven read."--The Washington Post

"Green's novels consistently deliver believable, accessible, heartfelt, often heartwarming stories about real people, problems, and feelings."--Redbook