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The Resource The lake season : a novel, Hannah McKinnon

The lake season : a novel, Hannah McKinnon

Label
The lake season : a novel
Title
The lake season
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Hannah McKinnon
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Iris Standish has always been the responsible older sibling: the one with the steady marriage, loving family, and sensible job. But all of a sudden, as her carefully-constructed life spins out of her control, a cryptic postcard from her estranged sister Leah arrives at the perfect time: Please Come. Iris seizes her chance to escape to her childhood lakeside home, where Leah is planning her summer wedding to a man their New Hampshire clan has never met. Against a backdrop of dress fittings, floral arrangements, and rehearsal dinners, Leah hides secrets of her own. And while her sister faces a past that has finally caught up to her, Iris prepares to say good-bye to a future that is suddenly far from certain. As new love beckons and Hampstead Lake shimmers in the background, Iris must decide when to wade in cautiously and when to dive and, ultimately, how to ferry herself to safe harbors in this enticing novel of second chances and the ties that bind. -- Amazon
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Review
Despite being sisters, Iris and Leah Standish couldn’t be more different. Iris settled down, got married early, had three wonderful kids, and was content as the homemaking wife of a high-powered lawyer. Leah was the wild one, entrancing men with her effortlessly good looks as she flitted from job to job, from city to city. The news of Leah’s impending nuptials couldn’t come at a worse time for Iris, who’s been alternately ignoring and catastrophizing the end of her own marriage. As Iris works through the fallout of her relationship while helping Leah with the preparations for her wedding, both learn more about themselves and each other than they ever thought possible. McKinnon has crafted a multilayered, nuanced portrayal of modern divorce, focusing on Iris’ realization that her “kids have to come first, but she doesn’t have to come last.” McKinnon is a talented observer of the family dynamic, weaving disparate personalities together as they navigate relationships, self-preservation, and redemption. Fans of Allison Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It (2002) and Maggie Shipstead’s Seating Arrangements (2012) will love this romantic yet realistic novel. -- Turza, Stephanie (Reviewed 07-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 21)
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10433716
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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McKinnon, Hannah Roberts
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3626
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Sisters
  • Family secrets
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
The lake season : a novel, Hannah McKinnon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reader's guide questions for discussion
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Emily Bestler Books/Atria Paperback edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781476777641
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 894747085
  • (OCoLC)894747085
Label
The lake season : a novel, Hannah McKinnon
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reader's guide questions for discussion
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Emily Bestler Books/Atria Paperback edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781476777641
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 894747085
  • (OCoLC)894747085

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