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Barefoot

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Barefoot

A Novel
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It's summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, threewomen arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a localboy, home from college. Burdened with small children,unwieldy straw hats, and some...More
It's summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, threewomen arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a localboy, home from college. Burdened with small children,unwieldy straw hats, and some...More
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  • It's summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, three
    women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a local
    boy, home from college. Burdened with small children,
    unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues,
    the women--two sisters and one friend--make their way to
    the sisters' tiny cottage, inherited from an aunt. They're all
    trying to escape from something: Melanie, after seven failed
    in-vitro attempts, discovered her husband's infidelity and
    then her own pregnancy; Brenda embarked on a passionate
    affair with an older student that got her fired from her
    prestigious job as a professor in New York; and her sister
    Vickie, mother to two small boys, has been diagnosed with
    cancer. Soon Josh is part of the chaotic household, acting
    as babysitter, confidant, and, eventually, something
    more, while the women confront their pasts and map out
    their futures.
About the Author-
  • Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.

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