The Resource The summer wives : a novel, Beatriz Williams

The summer wives : a novel, Beatriz Williams

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The summer wives : a novel
Title
The summer wives
Title remainder
a novel
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Beatriz Williams
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eng
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New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams brings us the blockbuster novel of the season an electrifying postwar fable of love, class, power, and redemption set among the inhabitants of an island off the New England coast . . .In the summer of 1951, Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island as a schoolgirl from the margins of high society, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. When her beautiful mother marries Hugh Fisher, whose summer house on Winthrop overlooks the famous lighthouse, Miranda's catapulted into a heady new world of pedigrees and cocktails, status and swimming pools. Isobel Fisher, Miranda's new stepsister all long legs and world-weary bravado, engaged to a wealthy Island scion is eager to draw Miranda into the arcane customs of Winthrop society. But beneath the island's patrician surface, there are really two clans: the summer families with their steadfast ways and quiet obsessions, and the working class of Portuguese fishermen and domestic workers who earn their living on the water and in the laundries of the summer houses. Uneasy among Isobel's privileged friends, Miranda finds herself drawn to Joseph Vargas, whose father keeps the lighthouse with his mysterious wife. In summer, Joseph helps his father in the lobster boats, but in the autumn, he returns to Brown University, where he's determined to make something of himself. Since childhood, Joseph's enjoyed an intense, complex friendship with Isobel Fisher, and as the summer winds to its end, Miranda's caught in a catastrophe that will shatter Winthrop's hard-won tranquility and banish Miranda from the island for nearly two decades. Now, in the landmark summer of 1969, Miranda returns at last, as a renowned Shakespearean actress hiding a terrible heartbreak. On its surface, the Island remains the same determined to keep the outside world from its shores, fiercely loyal to those who belong. But the formerly powerful Fisher family is a shadow of itself, and Joseph Vargas has recently escaped the prison where he was incarcerated for the murder of Miranda's stepfather eighteen years earlier. What's more, Miranda herself is no longer a naive teenager, and she begins a fierce, inexorable quest for justice for the man she once loved . . . even if it means uncovering every last one of the secrets that bind together the families of Winthrop Island
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Williams, Beatriz,
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813.6
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fiction
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Read by Kristin Kalbli
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Kalbli, Kristin,
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  • Secrecy
  • Lobster fishers
  • Murder
  • Islands
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Social classes
  • New England
  • New England
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adult
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The summer wives : a novel, Beatriz Williams
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MWT12074660
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Unabridged.
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9780062849526
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The summer wives : a novel, Beatriz Williams
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Publication
Distribution
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unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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not applicable
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent.
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MWT12074660
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 48 min.))
File format
unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9780062849526
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT12074660
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
12074660
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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