The Girls of August

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Grand Central Publishing, Jul 8, 2014 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Every August, four women would gather together to spend a week at the beach, renting a new house each year. The ritual began when they were in their twenties and their husbands were in medical school, and became a mainstay of every summer thereafter. Their only criteria was oceanfront and isolation, their only desire to strengthen their far-flung friendships. They called themselves the Girls of August. But when one of the Girls dies tragically, the group slowly drifts apart and their vacations together are brought to a halt. Years later, a new marriage reunites them and they decide to come together once again on a remote barrier island off the South Carolina coast. There, far from civilization, the women make startling discoveries that will change them in ways they never expected.

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I love Ms Siddons books and her style of writing. - Goodreads
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I love Ms Siddons books and her style of writing. Once again, she didn't let me down in that regard. Her ability to weave her stories so you can feel the heat from the sun, the humidity of the Low ... Read full review

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I didn't even get 50 pages into this. Just dreadful!! I am a HUGE ARS fan. I have owned multiple copies of all her books (up to Burnt Mountain) and have read and reread favorites like Outer Banks ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

THE GIRLS OF AUGUST is Anne Rivers Siddons's 19th novel. Her previous bestselling novels include Burnt Mountain, Off Season, Sweetwater Creek, Islands, Nora Nora, Low Country, Up Island, Fault Lines, Downtown, Hill Towns, Colony, Outer Banks, King's Oak, Peachtree Road, Homeplace, Fox's Earth, The House Next Door, and Heartbreak Hotel. She is also the author of a work of nonfiction, John Chancellor Makes Me Cry. She and her husband, Heyward, split their time between their home in Charleston, SC and Brooklin, ME. For more information, visit

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