The Girls of August

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Grand Central Publishing, Jul 8, 2014 - Fiction - 240 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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User Review  - nyiper - LibraryThing

Another author whose books I just plain like because of the way she writes---yes, it's about women being women in all of their ups and downs but Siddons writes in what is a very appealing way, to me ... Read full review

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User Review  - LivelyLady - LibraryThing

Story of four long time friends who have gone away each summer for fifteen years. But this time one of the men has a new wife, his wife had died. She is almost 20 years younger. It is at her island home off Charleston where they spend their trying two weeks. Funny, but very realistic. 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 www.anneriverssiddons.net.


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