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The Resource The hurricane sisters, Dorothea Benton Frank

The hurricane sisters, Dorothea Benton Frank

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The hurricane sisters
Title
The hurricane sisters
Statement of responsibility
Dorothea Benton Frank
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Hurricane season begins early and rumbles all summer long - for three generations of one family, drama is headed in their direction too. At 80, determined matriarch Maisie Pringle is a force to be reckoned with. She will have the final word on everything, especially when she's dead wrong. Her daughter, Liz, is caught up in the classic maelstrom of being middle-age and in an emotionally demanding career that will eventually open all their eyes to a terrible truth. And Liz's beautiful 20-something daughter, Ashley, dreams of a future that keeps them all at odds. This storm season, Maisie, Liz, and Ashley will deal with challenges that demand they face the truth about themselves. Can they establish a new order for the future of the family?
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"Best friends since the first day of classes at The College of Charleston, Ashley Anne Waters and Mary Beth Smythe, now 23 years old, live in Ashley's parents' beach house rent-free. Ashley is a gallery assistant who aspires to become an artist. Mary Beth, a gifted cook from Tennessee, works for a caterer while searching for a good teaching job. Though they both know what they want out of life, their parents barely support their dreams and worry for their precarious finances. While they don't make much money, the girls do have a million-dollar view that comes with living in that fabulous house on Sullivans Island. Sipping wine on the porch and watching a blood-red sunset, Ashley and Mary Beth hit on a brilliant and lucrative idea. With a new coat of paint, the first floor would be a perfect place for soireâes for paying guests. Knowing her parents would be horrified at the idea of common strangers trampling through their home, Ashley won't tell them. Besides, Clayton and Liz Waters have enough problems of their own. A successful investment banker, Clayton is too often found in his pied-áa-terre in Manhattan--which Liz is sure he uses to have an affair. And when will Ashley and her brother, Ivy, a gay man with a very wealthy and very Asian life partner--ever grow up? Then there is Maisie, Liz's mother, the family matriarch who has just turned eighty, who never lets Liz forget that she's not her perfect dead sister, Juliet. For these Lowcountry women, an emotional hurricane is about to blow through their lives, wreaking havoc that will test them in unexpected ways, ultimately transforming the bonds they share"--
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10301831
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Frank, Dorothea Benton
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Lowcountry tales (Dorothea Benton Frank)
Series volume
0011
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  • Families
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
general
Label
The hurricane sisters, Dorothea Benton Frank
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056645071
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
388 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781510015067
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)931644016
Label
The hurricane sisters, Dorothea Benton Frank
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056645071
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
388 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781510015067
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)931644016

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