Beaches: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Jun 15, 2004 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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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Beaches by Iris Rainer Dart CeeCee and Birdie meet at the beach when CC isn't able to find her mom. She's a dancer on stage and she can also sing. CC heads to the west coast where she becomes a big ... Read full review

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I recently saw the movie,"Beaches" for the 3rd or 4th time. As usual, I got to the end and shed some tears and felt fully satisfied with the movie. It occurred to me that I had never read the book. I ... Read full review


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About the author (2004)

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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