Beaches (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
17 Reviews

Loudmouthed, redheaded Cee Cee Bloom has her sights set on Hollywood. Bertie White, quiet and conservative, dreams of getting married and having children. In 1951, their childhood worlds collide in Atlantic City. Keeping in touch as pen pals, they reunite over the years ... always near the ocean.

Powerful and moving, this novel follows Cee Cee and Bertie's extraordinary friendship over the course of thirty years as they transform from adolescents into adults. A bestselling novel that became a hugely successful film, Beaches is funny, heartbreaking, and a tale that should be a part of every woman's library.

  

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User Review  - Lindz-o - Goodreads

Seriously unlikeable characters and bad writing, for me, made this book horrible. For once, the movie is better. Read full review

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User Review  - Wendy - Goodreads

Loved this book before the movie. Wonderful and loving friends. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
28
Section 4
34
Section 5
73
Section 6
77
Section 7
114
Section 8
124
Section 11
165
Section 12
169
Section 13
172
Section 14
209
Section 15
213
Section 16
234
Section 17
246
Section 18
266

Section 9
126
Section 10
146
Section 19
287
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Page 65 - I did it." Later, when she thought about the conversation, Gee Gee remembered that the minute Bertie said those words, she knew exactly what Bertie had done and with whom, but she was hoping (God, are you listening?) she was wrong. "Did what?
Page 87 - She walked over to him and put her arms around his neck. "Let's make love, honey." Michael sighed. "I'm tired, Bert. You know. Jet lag." "But you just said you wanted to run on the beach.
Page 66 - I'd never tell another soul, Gee," Bertie said hastily. "I mean, I'm not embarrassed or ashamed, because he's a wonderful person and evervthing, and I'm glad it could be with him my first time, but I had to tell you.

About the author (2009)

Iris Rainer Dart is the author of eight novels, including the much-beloved New York Times bestseller Beaches. The mother of two children, she lives in California with her husband.

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