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Barefoot / Elin Hilderbrand.

By: Hilderbrand, Elin.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Sphere, 2008, c2007Edition: Pbk. edition.Description: 408 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780751539905 (pbk.).Subject(s): APA psychotherapy videotape series IV -- Fiction | Vacations -- Massachusetts -- Nantucket Island -- Fiction | Female friendship -- Fiction | Mothers -- Fiction | Sisters -- Fiction | Escape (Psychology) -- Fiction | Nantucket Island (Mass.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. DDC classification: 813.6 Subject: "It's summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a local boy, home from college. Burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues, the women--two sisters and one friend--make their way to the sisters' tiny cottage, inherited from an aunt. They're all trying to escape from something: Melanie, after seven failed in-vitro attempts, discovered her husband's infidelity and then her own pregnancy; Brenda embarked on a passionate affair with an older student that got her fired from her prestigious job as a professor in New York; and her sister Vickie, mother to two small boys, has been diagnosed with cancer. Soon Josh is part of the chaotic household, acting as babysitter, confidant, and, eventually, something more, while the women confront their pasts and map out their futures." -- Publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>When Vicki Stowe arrives in Nantucket for a summer holiday with her two young sons, her best friend Melanie and her sister Brenda, all three women are running from trouble.</p> <p>Brenda has just lost her prestigious job in scandalous circumstances; Vicki has been diagnosed with cancer and is facing months of treatment; Melanie, who has been struggling for years to have a baby, has just discovered that she is pregnant - and that her husband is having an affair.</p> <p>The women soon find life in a cramped cottage with only one bathroom not quite the idyll they imagined. Salvation comes in the form of Josh, who quickly becomes part of the chaotic household, helping the women but also dividing them as their feelings for him start to grow beyond friendship . . .</p>

Originally published in Great Britain: 2007.

"It's summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a local boy, home from college. Burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues, the women--two sisters and one friend--make their way to the sisters' tiny cottage, inherited from an aunt. They're all trying to escape from something: Melanie, after seven failed in-vitro attempts, discovered her husband's infidelity and then her own pregnancy; Brenda embarked on a passionate affair with an older student that got her fired from her prestigious job as a professor in New York; and her sister Vickie, mother to two small boys, has been diagnosed with cancer. Soon Josh is part of the chaotic household, acting as babysitter, confidant, and, eventually, something more, while the women confront their pasts and map out their futures." -- Publisher.

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