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Beach house memories, Mary Alice Monroe

Label
Beach house memories
Title
Beach house memories
Statement of responsibility
Mary Alice Monroe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this tale that explores the themes of class, women's rights and domestic abuse in the 1970s American South, the author returns to her classic Southern setting in the Isle of Palms with the sequel to her novel The Beach House. She weaves together issues of class, women's rights, and domestic abuse set in the tumultuous South during the 1970s as she tells the story of Olivia, "Lovie" Rutledge, the mother from The Beach House. As Lovie sits on the porch of her charming beach house and looks out over the ocean, the old woman reflects on the difficult choices she made in many years earlier, during the summer that changed her life. In 1974, at thirty-nine years old, Lovie hosts a formal dinner party for her unappreciative husband in their lovely home in a neighborhood of privilege in Charleston. The following morning she takes her two children to a nearby barrier island where her family has a modest beach cottage. Behind closed doors, and exhausted from keeping up appearances, her husband's infidelity and his withering, disdainful looks, she can only find solace and happiness at the beach. But when a handsome biologist arrives to research the status of nesting turtles, a project that is Lovie's passion, she finds herself falling in love over the course of the summer, with devastating consequences. This novel is a tale of marriage, resilience, and one woman's private strength
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O529
LC item number
B44 2012
Literary form
fiction
Label
Beach house memories, Mary Alice Monroe
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn741542786
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Gallery Books hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 385 p.
Isbn
9781439171042
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2012004099
System control number
(OCoLC)741542786
Label
Beach house memories, Mary Alice Monroe
Publication
Control code
ocn741542786
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Gallery Books hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 385 p.
Isbn
9781439171042
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2012004099
System control number
(OCoLC)741542786

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