Set in the steamy, stormy landscape of South Carolina, Sullivan's Island marks the debut of a uniquely talented storyteller. Susan Hayes navigated her turbulent childhood with humour and characteristic Southern spirit. But years later, she is a woman with an unfaithful husband, a sometimes resentful teenage daughter, and a heart that aches with ...
Set in the steamy, stormy landscape of South Carolina, Sullivan's Island marks the debut of a uniquely talented storyteller. Susan Hayes navigated her turbulent childhood with humour and characteristic Southern spirit. But years later, she is a woman with an unfaithful husband, a sometimes resentful teenage daughter, and a heart that aches with painful, poignant memories. As Susan faces her uncertain future, she realizes that she must go back to her past. To the idyllic beachfront house of her childhood, a place haunted by long-held secrets and devastating betrayals. To Sullivan's Island.
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Easy beach read, not alot of depth. If you have been to Charleston it is a fun read.
Oct 14, 2010
Can't rate it yet. I forgot to correct the shipping address, the book got sent to my old address. If the PO gets it back to the seller, it should go to Kevin Kennedy, 3213 Brookside Pkwy, S. Dr.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46201
Aug 19, 2010
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Publishers Weekly, 2000-01-24 Frank's debut novel is a story of redemption set in South Carolina's steamy low country. Susan Hamilton Hayes's comfortable Charleston existence is shattered when she finds her husband in bed with another woman. Faced with a failed marriage, a confused teenage daughter and a mediocre job, she sets about the business of healing. Slowly, supported by visits to her sister in their childhood home on sleepy Sullivan's Island, Susan becomes a successful newspaper columnist, regains her confidence as a woman (despite a hilariously deflating date) and finally explores the death of her complex, abusive father decades before. Chapters alternate between the present and 1963, the year her father died, as Susan faces both the strength and the damaging effects of her family legacy. The ending - complete with a perfect suitor reemerging from Susan's youth - is almost too picture perfect to ring true but both the setting and the characters are blazingly authentic. Frank evokes the eccentric Hamilton family and their feisty Gullah housekeeper with originality and conviction; Susan herself - smart, sarcastic, funny and endearingly flawed - makes a lively and memorable narrator. Thanks to these scrappily compelling portraits, this is a rich read. (Feb.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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