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The Resource Summer breeze : a novel, Nancy Thayer

Summer breeze : a novel, Nancy Thayer

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Summer breeze : a novel
Title
Summer breeze
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Thayer
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Morgan O'Keefe feels trapped in a gilded cage. True, the thirty-year-old mother agreed to put her science career on hold to raise her young son while her husband pursued his high-powered job. But though Morgan loves many things about staying home with her child, she misses the thrill of working with her colleagues in the lab. She's restless and in dire need of a change. Fed up with New York City's hectic pace, Natalie Reynolds takes up her aunt's offer to move to the Berkshires and house-sit her fabulous lakeside house for a year
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Review
  • Like its title suggests, Thayer's newest (after Heat Wave) is a light bit of chick-lit that's nice while it lasts, but ultimately unmemorable. Set in the Berkshires, this is the story of one tumultuous summer spent on the shores of Dragonfly Lake, where three women come together to reckon with themselves and reassess their lives. Natalie is a young painter from NYC housesitting for her wealthy aunt; Bella is a lifelong resident returned home to care for her mother and help transform her gift shop into a success; and Morgan is a former career woman turned stay-at-home mom whose husband, Josh, spends all his time at work. The three ladies become fast friends, and during the course of the sweltering season, Natalie falls for Bella's absent-minded brother, Bella shirks the admiration of Aaron in favor of Natalie's charismatic brother, and Morgan conjures the courage to assert her own aspirations and push Josh to compromise. Readers will delight in these women's struggles to reconcile their desires and dreams with the cards they've been dealt in this delicately interwoven fluff story. (June) --Staff (Reviewed July 23, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 30, p)
  • Thayer abandons Nantucket for the Berkshires, where three young women spend a summer recalibrating their lives. Cottage-sitting Natalie is recovering from the breakup blues, Bella has returned home to care for her mom and the family business, and Morgan wants more out of life than mothering. Popular women's fiction of the extended-best sellers list type and a good beach, er, weekend-in-the-country read. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed February 1, 2012) (Library Journal, vol 136, issue 22, p47)
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10115919
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1943-
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Thayer, Nancy
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Female friendship
  • Life change events
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Label
Summer breeze : a novel, Nancy Thayer
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Publication
Control code
000048875747
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
303 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780345528711
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Summer breeze : a novel, Nancy Thayer
Publication
Control code
000048875747
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
303 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780345528711
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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