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The guest book, a novel by Marybeth Whalen

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The guest book
Title
The guest book
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Marybeth Whalen
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Macy Dillon was five years old her father encouraged her to draw a picture in the guestbook of a Carolina beach house. The next year, Macy returned to discover a drawing by an unidentified little boy on the facing page. Over the next eleven years the children continue to exchange drawings..until tragedy ends visits to the beach house altogether. During her final trip to Sunset, Macy asks her anonymous friend to draw her one last picture and tells him where to hide the guest book in hopes that one day she will return to find it-and him. Twenty-five years after that first picture, Macy is back at Sunset Beach-this time toting a broken family and a hurting heart. One night, alone by the ocean, Macy asks God to help her find the boy she never forgot, the one whose beautiful pictures touched something deep inside of her. Will she ever find him? And if she does, will the guestbook unite them or merely be the relic of a lost childhood?"--P. [4] of cover
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Review
Whalen, novelist (The Mailbox) and member of the Proverbs 31 Ministries writing team, offers another summery tale sure to evoke tears and memories of lost dreams. Macy Dillon—with daughter Emma, mother Brenda, and brother Max—celebrate father Darren Dillon’s birthday yearly, even a decade after his death. But Brenda Dillon’s request that they return to Time in a Bottle, the beachside cottage they’d visited each year, threatens their hard-won equilibrium. Macy uses the vacation to reassess feelings for Emma’s father, Chase, yet still dreams of meeting the artist she exchanged drawings with each year in the cottage’s guest book until she stopped coming. The beach vacation turns into a life-changing event when three men express interest in Macy, she comes to terms with her anger at God, and nearly misses fulfilling her dream. Readers will enjoy the mystery of Macy’s long-lost artist, and appreciate the characters’ journeys to wholeness. Agent: Esther Fedorkevich, the Fedd Agency. (July) --Staff (Reviewed May 14, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 20, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10126772
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whalen, Marybeth
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.H355
LC item number
G84 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Sunset Beach series
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single mothers
  • Families
  • Family vacations
  • Sunset Beach (N.C.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The guest book, a novel by Marybeth Whalen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780310334743
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012003444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 764331742
  • (OCoLC)764331742
Label
The guest book, a novel by Marybeth Whalen
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780310334743
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012003444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 764331742
  • (OCoLC)764331742

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