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Island Girls - A Novel

Nancy Thayer

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Nancy Thayer returns to her beloved Nantucket in a highly emotional, wholly entertaining tale of three sisters forced to confront the past over one event-filled summer on the island. Charming ladies' man Rory Randall dies with one last trick up his sleeve: His will includes a calculating clause mandating a summer-long reunion for his daughters, all from different marriages-that is, if they hope to inherit his posh Nantucket house. Relations among the three sisters are sour thanks to long-festering jealousies, resentments, and misunderstandings. Arden, a successful television host in Boston, hasn't been back to the island since her teenage years, when accusations of serious misbehavior led to her banishment. College professor Meg hopes to use her summer to finish a literary biography and avoid an amorous colleague. And secretive Jenny, an IT specialist, faces troubling questions about her identity while longing for her sisters' acceptance. To their surprise, the three young women find their newfound sisterhood easier to trust than the men who show up to complicate their lives. And if that weren't problematic enough, their mothers descend on the island. When yet another visitor drops by the house with shocking news, the past comes screaming back with a vengeance. Having all the women from his life under his seaside roof-and overseeing the subsequent drama of that perfect storm-Rory Randall might just be enjoying a hearty laugh from above. Nancy Thayer's novel insightfully illustrates how the push and pull of family altercations make us whole. It's how the Randall sisters come to forgive, and learn to open their hearts to love. Praise for Island Girls "Nancy Thayer is one of my favorite writers, and Island Girls is one of her best. The Randall sisters are like your own family members or your best friends: funny, smart and emotional, infuriating and good-hearted. Here is a book to be savored and passed on to the good women in your life."-New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Nancy Thayer returns to her beloved Nantucket in a highly emotional, wholly entertaining tale of three sisters forced to confront the past over one event-filled summer on the island. Charming ladies' man Rory Randall dies with one last trick up his sleeve: His will includes a calculating clause mandating a summer-long reunion for his daughters, all from different marriages-that is, if they hope to inherit his posh Nantucket house. Relations among the three sisters are sour thanks to long-festering jealousies, resentments, and misunderstandings. Arden, a successful television host in Boston, hasn't been back to the island since her teenage years, when accusations of serious misbehavior led to her banishment. College professor Meg hopes to use her summer to finish a literary biography and avoid an amorous colleague. And secretive Jenny, an IT specialist, faces troubling questions about her identity while longing for her sisters' acceptance. To their surprise, the three young women find their newfound sisterhood easier to trust than the men who show up to complicate their lives. And if that weren't problematic enough, their mothers descend on the island. When yet another visitor drops by the house with shocking news, the past comes screaming back with a vengeance. Having all the women from his life under his seaside roof-and overseeing the subsequent drama of that perfect storm-Rory Randall might just be enjoying a hearty laugh from above. Nancy Thayer's novel insightfully illustrates how the push and pull of family altercations make us whole. It's how the Randall sisters come to forgive, and learn to open their hearts to love. Praise for Island Girls "Nancy Thayer is one of my favorite writers, and Island Girls is one of her best. The Randall sisters are like your own family members or your best friends: funny, smart and emotional, infuriating and good-hearted. Here is a book to be savored and passed on to the good women in your life."-New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Nancy Thayer returns to her beloved Nantucket in a highly emotional, wholly entertaining tale of three sisters forced to confront the past over one event-filled summer on the island. Charming ladies' man Rory Randall dies with one last trick up his sleeve: His will includes a calculating clause mandating a summer-long reunion for his daughters, all from different marriages-that is, if they hope to inherit his posh Nantucket house. Relations among the three sisters are sour thanks to long-festering jealousies, resentments, and misunderstandings. Arden, a successful television host in Boston, hasn't been back to the island since her teenage years, when accusations of serious misbehavior led to her banishment. College professor Meg hopes to use her summer to finish a literary biography and avoid an amorous colleague. And secretive Jenny, an IT specialist, faces troubling questions about her identity while longing for her sisters' acceptance. To their surprise, the three young women find their newfound sisterhood easier to trust than the men who show up to complicate their lives. And if that weren't problematic enough, their mothers descend on the island. When yet another visitor drops by the house with shocking news, the past comes screaming back with a vengeance. Having all the women from his life under his seaside roof-and overseeing the subsequent drama of that perfect storm-Rory Randall might just be enjoying a hearty laugh from above. Nancy Thayer's novel insightfully illustrates how the push and pull of family altercations make us whole. It's how the Randall sisters come to forgive, and learn to open their hearts to love. Praise for Island Girls "Nancy Thayer is one of my favorite writers, and Island Girls is one of her best. The Randall sisters are like your own family members or your best friends: funny, smart and emotional, infuriating and good-hearted. Here is a book to be savored and passed on to the good women in your life."-New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

9h 50m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:02


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:27


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:23


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:48


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:12


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:31


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:59


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:56


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:07


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:28


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:52


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:42


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:39


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:33


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:49


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:05


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:19


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:34


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:55


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:28


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:50


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:28


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:01


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:22


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:20


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:57


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:15


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:42


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:06


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:27


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:10


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

00:50


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

00:30