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Barcode30053003402743
Home LocationParis-Bourbon
Call NoF MONR
Title Beach house memories / Mary Alice Monroe.
Author Monroe, Mary Alice.
CollectionAdult Fiction
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StatusHome LocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc Status
 Paris-Bourbon30053003402743F MONR6/16/2023 Available
 Paris-Bourbon30053003770560F MONR4/2/2024 Available

Catalog Details

Personal Name Monroe, Mary Alice.
Title Statement Beach house memories / Mary Alice Monroe.
Edition Statement 1st Gallery Books hardcover ed.
Imprint New York : Gallery Books, 2012.
Physical Description x, 385 pages ; 24 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier.
Summary, Etc. 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.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Marriage. homoit.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Summer Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Reminiscing in old age Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Biologists Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Marital conflict Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Abused wives Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mothers and daughters Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Loggerhead turtle Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Adultery Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Marriage Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Self-realization in women Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Social classes Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Man-woman relationships Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Living arrangements. homoit.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Isle of Palms (S.C.) Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term South Carolina Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Romance fiction. lcgft.
Index Term-Genre/Form Domestic fiction. gsafd.

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