Barefoot: A Novel

Front Cover
Little, Brown, Jul 2, 2007 - Fiction - 432 pages
19 Reviews
It's summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a local boy, home from college. Burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues, the women--two sisters and one friend--make their way to the sisters' tiny cottage, inherited from an aunt. They're all trying to escape from something: Melanie, after seven failed in-vitro attempts, discovered her husband's infidelity and then her own pregnancy; Brenda embarked on a passionate affair with an older student that got her fired from her prestigious job as a professor in New York; and her sister Vickie, mother to two small boys, has been diagnosed with cancer. Soon Josh is part of the chaotic household, acting as babysitter, confidant, and, eventually, something more, while the women confront their pasts and map out their futures.
eBook now includes a preview of Elin Hilderbrand's The Island.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
5
4 stars
4
3 stars
0
2 stars
1
1 star
9

Review: Barefoot

User Review  - Janice - Goodreads

Don't bother. There are too many good books to waste time on this one. I picked up the book because of the cover. Sea, sand, beach, Nantucket. . . ahh. I gave it 167 pages, skimming due to it's dull ... Read full review

Review: Barefoot

User Review  - Keri - Goodreads

This was a book that I picked up at the hospital in our breakroom a couple of days ago and was unable to put it down! As a new writer to me, Hilderbrand I think is excellent and am glad I found her ... Read full review

All 14 reviews »

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.

Bibliographic information