The Summer Girls

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Gallery Books
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781476709000

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About the Author

Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-seven books, including the bestselling The Beach House series. Monroe also writes children's picture books, and a new middle grade fiction series called The Islanders. She is a member of the South Carolina Academy of Authors' Hall of Fame, and her books have received numerous awards, including the South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing; the South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence; the SW Florida Author of Distinction Award; the RT Lifetime Achievement Award; the International Book Award for Green Fiction; the Henry Bergh Children's Book Award; and her novel, A Lowcountry Christmas, won the prestigious Southern Prize for Fiction. The Beach House is a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, starring Andie MacDowell. Several of her novels have been optioned for film. She is the cocreator and cohost of the weekly web show and podcast Friends & Fiction. Monroe is also an active conservationist and serves on several boards. She lives on the South Carolina coast, which is a source of inspiration for many of her books.

Reviews

"Monroe's resplendent storytelling shines even brighter . . . [with] startling insights into the intimate connection between nature and the human heart."--New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry
Mary Alice Monroe has taken the rich waters of the Atlantic Coast as her own field of dreams. In The Summer Girls, she sings a song of praise to the bottle-nosed dolphins that bring so much joy to the men and women who gaze at the creeks and rivers of the low country each evening. Like all her books, The Summer Girls is a call to arms.--New York Times bestselling author Pat Conroy
The Summer Girls is more than just a beautifully written, moving portrayal of three sisters finding themselves and each other after years of separation. It's also an important book that deals head-on with significant issues so skillfully woven into the narrative that I often stopped to consider the import of what I'd just read. If you're a dedicated environmentalist, this book is a must-read. If you're just someone who enjoys a good story, you'll get that, too, and much more.--New York Times bestselling author Cassandra King
The Summer Girls conveys sound environmental messages through a captivating story of how the ocean and a charismatic dolphin reunite sisters in the alluring ecological setting of the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The story resonates on a personal level and, moreover, delivers a powerful reminder of the importance of protecting dolphins and the environment in which they live.--Patricia Fair, Director, Marine Mammal Program, NOAA
"In the bestselling tradition of Kathryn Stockett's The Help, Mary Alice Monroe skillfully weaves together issues of class, women's rights, and domestic abuse set in the tumultuous South during the 1970s. . . . Beautifully wrought, and rich with keen insight . . . an unforgettable tale of marriage, resilience, and one woman's private strength."--New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry "Bookreporter"
"Magical! Mary Alice Monroe's writing is always sensitive and true, and as inspiring as the natural wonder about which she writes. This luminous tale--set in the South Carolina Lowcountry that we both love so deeply--was hard to put down."--Dorothea Benton Frank "Bookreporter"
"Monroe brings authenticity and a sense of wonder to the plight of the endangered sea turtles and their miraculous capacity for survival."--Dorothea Benton Frank "Publishers Weekly"
"Monroe utilizes her signature combination of informative storytelling wrapped in the relatable sagas of her protagonists."--Dorothea Benton Frank "Charleston City Paper"
"An exquisite, many-layered novel of an unsolved mystery, an obsession, a reconciliation, and a little romance.... Treats readers to lush descriptions of nature.--Dorothea Benton Frank "Booklist"
An author of power and depth.--Dorothea Benton Frank "RT Reviews"
A consummate storyteller.--Dorothea Benton Frank "The Best Reviews"
A master storyteller.--Dorothea Benton Frank "Southeastern Charm magazine"
A strong, warm voice that brings the South to life.--Dorothea Benton Frank "Powell's Book Review"
Mary Alice Monroe has written another novel that is helping to redefine the beauty and magic of the Carolina Lowcountry. Every book she has written has felt like a homecoming to me and...she has succeeded in making the marshes and rivers of the Lowcountry her literary home.... Haunting.--New York Times bestselling author Pat Conroy "Powell's Book Review"
Monroe makes her characters so believable, the reader can almost hear them breathing.--New York Times bestselling author Pat Conroy "Booklist"
Mary Alice Monroe has become one of the premier voices contemporary women's fiction today. Her lyrical, emotional, and gripping stories make for superb reading experiences.--New York Times bestselling author Pat Conroy "RT Book Reviews"
A soaring, passionate story of loneliness and pain and the simple ability of love to heal and transcend both. Mary Alice Monroe's voice is as strong and true as the great birds of prey of whom she writes.--Anne Rivers Siddons "RT Book Reviews"
Mary Alice Monroe writes from her heart to the hearts of her readers.--Anne Rivers Siddons "Charleston Post & Courier"
Such a wonderful, exciting new read! Very well written and addicting! Looking forward to the next book in the series. Mary Alice--hurry up!--Books Unlimited "Charleston Post & Courier"
Mary Alice writes the most readable books with important environmental story lines, but The Summer Girlsmight be my favorite. It's about family, finding yourself, getting through bad issues that could weigh you down, and enjoying the ride with the warm embrace of family. And there's a wild dolphin who helps heal the pain but finds his own. This book has everything--sense of place, family, strong characters, romance, a love of dolphins and more. This is BETTER than a beach read; this is a great book club book to discuss! Can't wait for the next in the trilogy. thanks, Mary Alice!--First Reads "Charleston Post & Courier"
How wonderful it is to be able to dig into a summer novel and not only get so much pleasure from the awesome story, but to learn, learn, learn...[S]he brings new awareness to those of us who need enlightening.--Maurice on Books "Charleston Post & Courier"
[A] beautifully written and thought provoking work of fiction. Mary Alice Monroe once again delivers on her promise to write books that explore the beauty in nature and the complexity of human relationships as she delves into the human psyche.--Linda Hitchcock of Booktrib "Charleston Post & Courier"