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Author: Anne Rivers Siddons Narrator: Kate Nelligan Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN: 9780060879372
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In the uncertain ’60s, four young women came together as sorority sisters on a Southern campus: elegant Kate; sensitive, sensible Cecie; sexy, vibrant, and richer-than-sin Ginger; and poor, hopeless, brilliant Fig. At Nag’s Head, North Carolina, over the course of two idyllic spring breaks, their bonds of friendship were strengthened into something rare and powerfully binding. Now, decades later, they are returning to this isolated strip of barrier islands, hoping to recapture what has been lost—the love, the enthusiasm, the passion—and to finally understand what pulled them apart and cast them adrift.

In her magnificent classic Outer Banks, acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Anne Rivers Siddons brilliantly recalls a lost time of hope and dreams—of comradeship, love, secrets, and betrayal—and creates characters brimming with life who will live in the heart forever.


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Quotes & Awards

  • “Charged with feeling…Verges on the breathless…A slice of Southern life in the late 50’s and early 60’s unaffected by politics and social change.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • Outer Banks deserves the wide readership it undoubtedly will receive.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • “Captures the richness and complication of female friendships in a way few writers have done…Incredibly rich characterizations and a profound sense of place.”


  • “Enjoyable…All sorts of suppressed hot blood boils to the surface as four sorority sisters come of age in the early 1960’s…Those pages keep turning as the girls grow into women.”

    USA Today

  • “One doesn’t read Siddon’s books; one dwells in them…Hers are not characters in a novel, but people living and dying, loving and hating, hungering and scheming in a world made real.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Anne Rivers Siddons at her best.”

    Rocky Mountain News

  • “A deliciously readable novel of friendship and the perspective brought to it by aging and life’s vicissitudes…Siddons displays real strength in her subtle characterizations and delineation of emotional nuances.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Emotionally gripping.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times bestseller

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About the Author

Anne Rivers Siddons is a New York Times bestselling author who she has written works such as Sweetwater Creek, Islands, Nora Nora, Low Country, Up Island, Fault Lines, Downtown, Hill Towns, Colony, Outer Banks, King’s Oak, Peachtree Road, Homeplace, Fox’s Earth, and Heartbreak Hotel. Her novel The House Next Door was made into a made-for-television movie starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Colin Ferguson, and Lara Flynn Boyle. She and her husband, Heyward, split their time between their homes in South Carolina and Maine.

About the Narrator

Kate Nelligan has had a successful acting career in her native Canada, in Britain and in the United States. Nelligan studied at Toronto’s Glendon College, but left to attend the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She quickly established herself in the UK on stage and on television. As a member of the National Theatre, she gave a much lauded performance in Tales from the Vienna Woods and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for David Hare’s Plenty. She moved to Manhattan in the early ‘80s, dropped the English accent, and won stardom on the Broadway boards, racking up four Tony Award nominations for best actress. On the screen, both big and small, she established herself as a top-notch and in-demand supporting player and character actress. Nelligan was Oscar-nominated as Best Supporting Actress for The Prince of Tides, and her performances in movies and television in her native Canada have brought her five Gemini Award nominations.