The Resource Enchanted August : a novel, Brenda Bowen

Enchanted August : a novel, Brenda Bowen

Label
Enchanted August : a novel
Title
Enchanted August
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Brenda Bowen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Four women struggling with loss, disappointment and overwork rent a small summer cottage in Maine, where they find wholeness in regional comforts while sharing their respective stories and rediscovering their passions
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10416118
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowen, Brenda
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.O9463
LC item number
E48 2015
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female friendship
  • Islands
  • Maine
Target audience
adult
Label
Enchanted August : a novel, Brenda Bowen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from dust jacket
  • "A Pamela Dorman Book"--title page verso
  • "On a dreary spring day in Brooklyn, Lottie Wilkes and Rose Arbuthnot spot an ad on their children's preschool bulletin board: "Hopewell Cottage, Little Lost Island, Maine. Old, pretty cottage to rent on a small island. Springwater, blueberries, sea glass. August." Neither can afford it, but they are smitten--Lottie could use a break from her overbearing husband and Rose from her relentless twins. On impulse, they decide to take the place and attract two others to share the steep rent: Caroline Dester, an indie movie star who's getting over a very public humiliation, and elderly Beverly Fisher, who's recovering from heartbreaking loss. If it's not a perfect quartet, surely it will be fine for a month in the country. When they arrive on the island, they are transformed by the salt air; the breathtaking views; the long, lazy days; and the happy routine of lobster, corn, and cocktails on the wraparound porch. By the time of the late-August blue moon, real life and its complications have finally fallen far, far away. For on this idyllic island they gradually begin to open up: to one another and to the possibilities of lives quite different from the ones they've been leading. Change can't be that hard, can it? With a cast of endearingly imperfect characters and set against the beauty of a gorgeous New England summer, Enchanted August brilliantly updates the beloved classic The Enchanted April in a novel of love and reawakening that is simply irresistible."-- From dust jacket flap
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
893894844
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780525429050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
Enchanted August : a novel, Brenda Bowen
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from dust jacket
  • "A Pamela Dorman Book"--title page verso
  • "On a dreary spring day in Brooklyn, Lottie Wilkes and Rose Arbuthnot spot an ad on their children's preschool bulletin board: "Hopewell Cottage, Little Lost Island, Maine. Old, pretty cottage to rent on a small island. Springwater, blueberries, sea glass. August." Neither can afford it, but they are smitten--Lottie could use a break from her overbearing husband and Rose from her relentless twins. On impulse, they decide to take the place and attract two others to share the steep rent: Caroline Dester, an indie movie star who's getting over a very public humiliation, and elderly Beverly Fisher, who's recovering from heartbreaking loss. If it's not a perfect quartet, surely it will be fine for a month in the country. When they arrive on the island, they are transformed by the salt air; the breathtaking views; the long, lazy days; and the happy routine of lobster, corn, and cocktails on the wraparound porch. By the time of the late-August blue moon, real life and its complications have finally fallen far, far away. For on this idyllic island they gradually begin to open up: to one another and to the possibilities of lives quite different from the ones they've been leading. Change can't be that hard, can it? With a cast of endearingly imperfect characters and set against the beauty of a gorgeous New England summer, Enchanted August brilliantly updates the beloved classic The Enchanted April in a novel of love and reawakening that is simply irresistible."-- From dust jacket flap
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
893894844
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780525429050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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