Cover of: The summer girls | Mary Alice Monroe

The summer girls

Published .
Written in English.

About the Edition

Three granddaughters. Three months. One summer house. In this trilogy set on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, the author captures the complex relationships between three half sisters scattered across the country, and a grandmother determined to help them rediscover their family bonds. Set amid ancient live oaks and palmettos, overlooking the water, historic Sea Breeze is Marietta Muir's ancestral summer home. Her granddaughters once adored vacations there, but it has been years since they have visited. Mamaw fears once she is gone, the family bonds will fray. The Muir family is one of Charleston's oldest and the blood of their pirate captain ancestor runs strong, so Marietta drops a subtle promise of loot, pearl necklaces, priceless antique furniture, even the house, to lure her "summer girls" back to the lowcountry. For years, Carson Muir has drifted, never really settling, certain only that a life without the ocean is a life half lived. Adrift and penniless in California, Carson is the first to return to Sea Breeze, wondering where things went wrong, until the sea she loves brings her a minor miracle. Her astonishing bond with a dolphin helps Carson renew her relationships with her sisters and face the haunting memories of her ill-fated father. As the rhythms of the island open her heart, Carson begins to imagine the next steps toward her future. In this novel, three sisters discover the true treasures Sea Breeze offers as surprising truths are revealed, mistakes forgiven, and precious connections made that will endure long beyond one summer.

Edition Notes

Originally published in hardcover in 2013. Reprinted in paperback 2014 with a readers group guide and an excerpt from the author's forthcoming novel: The Summer Wind, book two in the Lowcountry Summer trilogy.

Series
Lowcountry summer trilogy

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3563.O529 S86 2014

The Physical Object

Pagination
389 pages, 21 unnumbered pages ;
Number of pages
389

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26644857M
Internet Archive
isbn_9781476758831
ISBN 10
1476758832
ISBN 13
9781476758831
LC Control Number
2014659733
OCLC/WorldCat
852227302

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