The Resource The hurricane sisters : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank, (electronic resource)

The hurricane sisters : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank, (electronic resource)

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The hurricane sisters : a novel
Title
The hurricane sisters
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dorothea Benton Frank
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Filled with her trademark wit, sassy, heartwarming characters, and the steamy Southern atmosphere and beauty of her beloved Carolina Lowcountry, The Hurricane Sisters is New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank's enchanting tale of the ties and lies between generations. Beloved New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank once again takes us deep in the heart of the magical Lowcountry'a sultry land of ancient magic, glorious sunsets, and soothing coastal breezes, where three generations of strong women wrestle with the expectations of family while struggling to understand their complicated relationships with each other. Best friends since the first day of classes at The College of Charleston, Ashley Anne Waters and Mary Beth Smythe, now 23 years old, live in Ashley's parents' beach house rent-free. Ashley is a gallery assistant who aspires to become an artist. Mary Beth, a gifted cook from Tennessee, works for a caterer while searching for a good teaching job. Though they both know what they want out of life, their parents barely support their dreams and worry for their precarious finances. While they don't make much money, the girls do have a million-dollar view that comes with living in that fabulous house on Sullivans Island. Sipping wine on the porch and watching a blood-red sunset, Ashley and Mary Beth hit on a brilliant and lucrative idea. With a new coat of paint, the first floor would be a perfect place for soireEs for paying guests. Knowing her parents would be horrified at the idea of common strangers trampling through their home, Ashley won't tell them. Besides, Clayton and Liz Waters have enough problems of their own. A successful investment banker, Clayton is too often found in his pied-A-terre in Manhattan'which Liz is sure he uses to have an affair. And when will Ashley and her brother, Ivy, a gay man with a very wealthy and very Asian life partner'ever grow up' Then there is Maisie, Liz's mother, the family matriarch who has just turned eighty, who never lets Liz forget that she's not her perfect dead sister, Juliet. For these Lowcountry women, an emotional hurricane is about to blow through their lives, wreaking havoc that will test them in unexpected ways, ultimately transforming the bonds they share
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"Best friends since the first day of classes at The College of Charleston, Ashley Anne Waters and Mary Beth Smythe, now 23 years old, live in Ashley's parents' beach house rent-free. Ashley is a gallery assistant who aspires to become an artist. Mary Beth, a gifted cook from Tennessee, works for a caterer while searching for a good teaching job. Though they both know what they want out of life, their parents barely support their dreams and worry for their precarious finances. While they don't make much money, the girls do have a million-dollar view that comes with living in that fabulous house on Sullivans Island. Sipping wine on the porch and watching a blood-red sunset, Ashley and Mary Beth hit on a brilliant and lucrative idea. With a new coat of paint, the first floor would be a perfect place for soireâes for paying guests. Knowing her parents would be horrified at the idea of common strangers trampling through their home, Ashley won't tell them. Besides, Clayton and Liz Waters have enough problems of their own. A successful investment banker, Clayton is too often found in his pied-áa-terre in Manhattan--which Liz is sure he uses to have an affair. And when will Ashley and her brother, Ivy, a gay man with a very wealthy and very Asian life partner--ever grow up? Then there is Maisie, Liz's mother, the family matriarch who has just turned eighty, who never lets Liz forget that she's not her perfect dead sister, Juliet. For these Lowcountry women, an emotional hurricane is about to blow through their lives, wreaking havoc that will test them in unexpected ways, ultimately transforming the bonds they share"--
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10301831
Cataloging source
RECBK
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1951-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Dorothea Benton
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.R3338
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Lowcountry tales (Dorothea Benton Frank)
Series volume
0011
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  • Young women
  • Families
  • Parent and adult child
  • Interpersonal relations
  • South Carolina
Target audience
adult
Label
The hurricane sisters : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank, (electronic resource)
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http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=EA08CB6B-D738-4AA5-8733-5B163F9BCC3D
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OverDrive eBook
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unknown
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multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780062132536
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Publisher number
EB00243298
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EA08CB6B-D738-4AA5-8733-5B163F9BCC3D
System control number
(OCoLC)877888478
Label
The hurricane sisters : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=EA08CB6B-D738-4AA5-8733-5B163F9BCC3D
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062132536
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00243298
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EA08CB6B-D738-4AA5-8733-5B163F9BCC3D
System control number
(OCoLC)877888478

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