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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,600 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Rivers Siddons Narrator: Dana Ivey Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From childhood, Molly Bell Redwine was taught “family is everything.” Yet, suddenly, she discovers that family can change without warning, when her husband of more than twenty years leaves her for a younger woman, her domineering mother dies, and her Atlanta clan scatters.

Feeling adrift and devastated, Molly takes refuge with a friend on Martha’s Vineyard, a temporary respite that becomes much more. As her stay up island widens the distance between herself and the past, Molly begins to become part of a stranger new world, a world that offers healing, renewal, and an unexpected second chance at happiness.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Siddons at her best.”

    USA Today

  • “Wonderful.”

    Detroit News-Free Press

  • “Get ready for a treat…Every bit as good as Colony, her newest contribution to the literary world helps define the modern family…For Anne Rivers Siddons fans who have been waiting for another novel that lives up to Siddons’ reputation, Up Island is it.”

    Spartanburg(SC) Herald-Journal 

  • Up Island is a fractal of a book: complicated but ultimately satisfying as only the completion of a pattern can be. Intelligent and insightful, it is good story tenderly told.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “As with most of Siddons’ heroines, Molly is an engaging woman who battles successfully with adversity and remains unsinkable. The author’s fans will be delighted with her latest novel and its setting.”

    School Library Journal

  • “What has seemed at first an unbearable burden transforms Molly in ways she couldn't have imagined…This beaten-down housewife’s journey to self-reliance and happiness has surprising quirks, lively characters, and actual feeling.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lori | 2/15/2014

    " Actually, more of a 2.5. Didn't care for her writing style, but story was okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Judy | 2/7/2014

    " Good, pleasant, read. Nice to be absorbed in a good, old novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diane | 2/5/2014

    " Really enjoyed it. Shows a family can be anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carol | 2/4/2014

    " Not great literature, but a good read. Love the dog. "

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