Summer Island

  • by Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by Joyce Bean
  • 10 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Thirty-four-year-old Ruby Bridge is a not-too-successful comedienne who uses her mother, a nationally-syndicated "moral and spiritual counselor" as the main fodder for her cynical, rather bitter humor. Her mother Nora, long divorced from Ruby's father, is a woman whose past is just about to catch up with her - in the form of blackmail by a former lover. After an accident (an attempted suicide?) Ruby returns to care for her stricken mother - bitterly resenting the fact that once again her mother's life has colonized hers. When she is approached by a publisher to write a biography of her mother, Ruby is desperate for the princely sum offered. Yet her research into her mother's past reveals a woman very different from the one Ruby expected. And what began as "mommy dearest" ends as a love story - not only between mother and daughter, but involving two very different men who play a key role in linking the past to the present.

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Thought it would be a typical story

The story line has been done and done again, but having grown up in a broken home, I appreciated the story line and it was a nice grown up reminder that we really don't know all that we think to know about things that happened in our family / families life when we were kids.
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- Deborah

AMAZING BOOK!!!

This book is wonderful!!!! I listen while I run - found myself crying while running... WOW! I am so sad this book is over!!!!!
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- TERRI

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-21-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio