The Island: A Novel

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Little, Brown, Jul 6, 2010 - Fiction - 624 pages
4 Reviews
From New York Times bestseller Elin Hilderbrand, a new novel set on Tuckernuck, a tiny island off the coast of Nantucket.
Four women-a mother, her sister, two grown daughters-head to Tuckernuck for a retreat, hoping to escape their troubles. Intead, they find only drama, secrets, and life-changing revelations.
Praise for A Summer Affair:

"Hilderbrand's seventh is voyeuristic fun."-People
"A star-crossed love affair; a former rock star; a high-stakes benefit gala; plenty of steam."-Redbook ("7 Great Summer Reads" - June 2008)

"Claire's a great character."-Entertainment Weekly

"This story of one woman's midlife crisis is an emotional and heartfelt journey. It's a captivating tale of heartache, happiness, confusion and love."-Romantic Times BOOKclub magazine
"A gem of a summer read with a glamorous location, elite lifestyle, and Hilderbrand's appealing take on the constant stress that fills the lives of women everywhere."-Booklist

"Claire's walk on the dark side is pure voyeuristic fun...A perfect summer cocktail of sex, sun and scandal."-Kirkus Reviews

"Characters are as complex and fragile as glassblowing artist Claire's creations in Hilderbrand's latest Nantucket tale....this mom-lit novel stand(s) out from the pack."-Library Journal

"Hilderbrand keeps a lot of balls in the air....[and] keeps readers entertained."-Publishers Weekly

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User Review  - Kristy C - Borders

The two pairs of sisters spend a month on Tuckernuck Island in a house run by a generator, with no hot water. Their only company is the caretaker, Barrett, who brings their groceries, ice, and laundry ... Read full review

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User Review  - kinna - Borders

Elin has done it again. The Island is beautifully written about broken hearts, busy families and losses that hurt so deeply it's scarey. As always, not everything turns out the way you expect, but everything turns out OK Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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

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