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The Island - A Novel

Elin Hilderbrand

Birdie Cousins has thrown herself into the details of her daughter Chess's lavish wedding, from the floating dance floor in her Connecticut back yard to the color of the cocktail napkins. Like any mother of a bride-to-be, she is weathering the storms of excitement and chaos, tears and joy. But Birdie, a woman who prides herself on preparing for every possibility, could never have predicted the late-night phone call from Chess, abruptly announcing that she's cancelled her engagement. It's only the first hint of what will be a summer of upheavals and revelations. Before the dust has even begun to settle, far worse news arrives, sending Chess into a tailspin of despair. Reluctantly taking a break from the first new romance she's embarked on since the recent end of her 30-year marriage, Birdie circles the wagons and enlists the help of her younger daughter Tate and her own sister India. Soon all four are headed for beautiful, rustic Tuckernuck Island, off the coast of Nantucket, where their family has summered for generations. No phones, no television, no grocery store - a place without distractions where they can escape their troubles. But throw sisters, daughters, ex-lovers, and long-kept secrets onto a remote island, and what might sound like a peaceful getaway becomes much more. Before summer has ended, dramatic truths are uncovered, old loves are rekindled, and new loves make themselves known. It's a summertime story only Elin Hilderbrand can tell, filled with the heartache, laughter, and surprises that have made her engrossing, bestselling novels as much a part of summer as a long afternoon on a sunny beach.

Birdie Cousins has thrown herself into the details of her daughter Chess's lavish wedding, from the floating dance floor in her Connecticut back yard to the color of the cocktail napkins. Like any mother of a bride-to-be, she is weathering the storms of excitement and chaos, tears and joy. But Birdie, a woman who prides herself on preparing for every possibility, could never have predicted the late-night phone call from Chess, abruptly announcing that she's cancelled her engagement. It's only the first hint of what will be a summer of upheavals and revelations. Before the dust has even begun to settle, far worse news arrives, sending Chess into a tailspin of despair. Reluctantly taking a break from the first new romance she's embarked on since the recent end of her 30-year marriage, Birdie circles the wagons and enlists the help of her younger daughter Tate and her own sister India. Soon all four are headed for beautiful, rustic Tuckernuck Island, off the coast of Nantucket, where their family has summered for generations. No phones, no television, no grocery store - a place without distractions where they can escape their troubles. But throw sisters, daughters, ex-lovers, and long-kept secrets onto a remote island, and what might sound like a peaceful getaway becomes much more. Before summer has ended, dramatic truths are uncovered, old loves are rekindled, and new loves make themselves known. It's a summertime story only Elin Hilderbrand can tell, filled with the heartache, laughter, and surprises that have made her engrossing, bestselling novels as much a part of summer as a long afternoon on a sunny beach.
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Birdie Cousins has thrown herself into the details of her daughter Chess's lavish wedding, from the floating dance floor in her Connecticut back yard to the color of the cocktail napkins. Like any mother of a bride-to-be, she is weathering the storms of excitement and chaos, tears and joy. But Birdie, a woman who prides herself on preparing for every possibility, could never have predicted the late-night phone call from Chess, abruptly announcing that she's cancelled her engagement. It's only the first hint of what will be a summer of upheavals and revelations. Before the dust has even begun to settle, far worse news arrives, sending Chess into a tailspin of despair. Reluctantly taking a break from the first new romance she's embarked on since the recent end of her 30-year marriage, Birdie circles the wagons and enlists the help of her younger daughter Tate and her own sister India. Soon all four are headed for beautiful, rustic Tuckernuck Island, off the coast of Nantucket, where their family has summered for generations. No phones, no television, no grocery store - a place without distractions where they can escape their troubles. But throw sisters, daughters, ex-lovers, and long-kept secrets onto a remote island, and what might sound like a peaceful getaway becomes much more. Before summer has ended, dramatic truths are uncovered, old loves are rekindled, and new loves make themselves known. It's a summertime story only Elin Hilderbrand can tell, filled with the heartache, laughter, and surprises that have made her engrossing, bestselling novels as much a part of summer as a long afternoon on a sunny beach.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Denice Hicks

Length:

15h 16m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:25


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:28:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

43:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

34:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

47:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

49:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

41:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

36:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

42:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

21:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

18:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

11:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:09