Enchanted August: a novel
It's a rainy summer in Park Slope, Brooklyn, when two unhappily married women, Lottie Wilkinson and Rose Arbuthnot, spot a tattered ad on their children's preschool bulletin board:
Little Lost Island, Maine.
Old pretty cottage to rent
Spring water, blueberries, sea glass.
Neither can afford it, but they are smitten. To share expenses, they find two companions: Caroline Dester, the exquisite darling of the independent movie scene, and elderly Beverly Fisher, who is recovering from heartbreaking loss. Transformed by the refreshing summer breezes, steamed lobsters, and cocktail hours on the wrap-around porch, the unlikely quartet gradually begin to open up to one another, and ultimately rediscover their capacity to love and be loved.
With a cast of quirky and endearing characters set against the beauty of an idyllic New England summer, Enchanted August brilliantly updates a beloved classic and offers readers a universal fantasy: one glorious summer month away from it all.
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|Grouping Title||enchanted august|
|Grouping Author||bowen brenda|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-24 23:30:52PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-25 00:18:42AM|
|available_at_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Old Hickory, Southeast|
|collection_catalog||Fiction, Large Print|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Old Hickory - Adult Fiction, Old Hickory - Adult Large Print, Southeast - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||"On a dreary spring day in Brooklyn, Lottie Wilkes and Rose Arbuthnot spot an ad on their children's preschool bulletin board: "Hopewell Cottage, Little Lost Island, Maine. Old, pretty cottage to rent on a small island. Springwater, blueberries, sea glass. August." Neither can afford it, but they are smitten--Lottie could use a break from her overbearing husband and Rose from her relentless twins. On impulse, they decide to take the place and attract two others to share the steep rent: Caroline Dester, an indie movie star who's getting over a very public humiliation, and elderly Beverly Fisher, who's recovering from heartbreaking loss. If it's not a perfect quartet, surely it will be fine for a month in the country. When they arrive on the island, they are transformed by the salt air; the breathtaking views; the long, lazy days; and the happy routine of lobster, corn, and cocktails on the wraparound porch. By the time of the late-August blue moon, real life and its complications have finally fallen far, far away. For on this idyllic island they gradually begin to open up: to one another and to the possibilities of lives quite different from the ones they've been leading. Change can't be that hard, can it? With a cast of endearingly imperfect characters and set against the beauty of a gorgeous New England summer, Enchanted August brilliantly updates the beloved classic The Enchanted April in a novel of love and reawakening that is simply irresistible."-- From dust jacket flap. Four women struggling with loss, disappointment and overwork rent a small summer cottage in Maine, where they find wholeness in regional comforts while sharing their respective stories and rediscovering their passions.|
|format_catalog||Book, Large Print, eAudiobook, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780525429050, 9780698194953, 9781101915035, 9781410482723|
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|itype_catalog||, Book, Large Print Book|
|local_callnumber_catalog||Fiction Bowen, Fiction Bowen Large Type|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Old Hickory, Southeast|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000462706|Book|Books||English|Pamela Dorman Books, Viking,|2015.|311 pages : illustration ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000469398|Large Print|Books|Large Print edition.|English|Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning,|2015.|447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm., overdrive:78bbcabd-e6fc-4f58-bfc6-8dd87c8d1426|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2015|, overdrive:aa2d1251-c58f-43fd-a761-df480721ca10|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2015||
|series||Thorndike Press large print women's fiction|
|series_with_volume||Thorndike Press large print women's fiction||
|subject_facet||Female friendship -- Fiction, Islands -- Maine -- Fiction, Large type books, Maine -- Fiction, Vacations -- Fiction|
|title_display||Enchanted August : a novel|
|title_full||Enchanted August : a novel / Brenda Bowen, Enchanted August A Novel, Enchanted August [text [large print]) / Brenda Bowen|
|title_short||Enchanted August :|
|topic_facet||Female friendship, Fiction, Islands, Large type books, Literature, Romance, Vacations|