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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,564 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Green Narrator: Cassandra Campbel Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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She’s known as the crazy woman who lives in the big old rambling house on the top of a bluff in Nantucket, but at sixty-five years old, Nan doesn’t care what people think. If her neighbors are away, why shouldn’t she skinny dip in their swimming pools? Her husband died twenty years ago, her beauty has faded, her family flown, and when she discovers that the money she thought would last forever is running out and she may lose her beloved house, she knows she has to make drastic changes.

Slowly people start moving in to the house, filling it with noise again, with laughter, and with tears. There is Daniel, recently divorced and a father of two girls, who is struggling to find out who he really is, and Daff, the single mother of a truculent teenager who blames her unreservedly for the divorce. As the house comes alive again, Nan finds her family extending. Her son comes home for the summer, and then an unexpected visitor throws all their lives upside down.                                          

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Quotes & Awards

  • Green gives you a clear sense of Nantucket's weathered splendor and offers up a refreshing summertime getaway…best read on a deck chair somewhere. Chicago Sun-Times
  • A sweetly memorable summer story, capturing the relaxing, renewing quality of life at the shore. New Orleans Times-Picayune
  • Gripping and powerful. Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • The perfect summer read.”―Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • A warm bath of a novel that draws you in…Green’s sympathetic portrayals…resonate. USA Today
  • Warm, witty, sharp and insightful. Jane Green writes with such honesty and zing.”―Sophie Kinsella, New York Times bestselling author
  • Breezy…deeply appealing. Connecticut Post
  • Green's best novel in years, a compelling, unputdownable read. Booklist
  • Her compelling tale reflects an understanding of contemporary women that’s acute and compassionate, served up with style.”―People
  • The kind of novel you’ll gobble up at a single sitting. Cosmopolitan
  • A smart, complex, character-driven read. The Washington Post
  • Green’s novels consistently deliver believable, accessible, heartfelt, often heartwarming stories about real people, problems, and feelings. Redbook

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Canterbury Public | 2/19/2014

    " the Beach House is a very enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Fonda | 2/16/2014

    " Fun, easy read with mostly predictable plotlines...though one did kind of surprise me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Camandwmm | 1/31/2014

    " The author has a nice way of introducing characters in this book. They all end up blending together as friends but more like a big family "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kate | 1/25/2014

    " Loved this Notting Hill-like story set in Nantucket. "

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