Barefoot

A Novel
By Elin Hilderbrand (Trade Paperback, 2008)
Three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a Nantucket native home from college for the summer. 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, learned her husband was having an affair, and then discovered she's pregnant; 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 Vicki, mother to two small boys, has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Soon Josh is part of the chaotic household, acting as babysitter, confidant, and, eventually, lover.
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Three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a Nantucket native home from college for the summer. 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, learned her husband was having an affair, and then discovered she's pregnant; 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 Vicki, mother to two small boys, has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Soon Josh is part of the chaotic household, acting as babysitter, confidant, and, eventually, lover.

Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.
  • "What happens when three women converge on Nantucket with only one earnest college boy to watch the kids? Beaches meets The Graduate." (Self).

  • "Summer reading fun. . . . Twenty pages in you'll be ready to drop everything and head for the beach yourself." (Boston Magazine).

  • "Read it, couldn't put it down, loved it. The writing is wonderful - so smart . . . and the characters are utterly convincing." (Elinor Lipman).

  • "You will almost be tempted to check your own shoes for sand by the end of this engaging story about a season of change on Nantucket." (Free Lance-Star).

  • "Settle back and prepare to be charmed." (New Orleans Times-Picayune).

Product Details

Barefoot
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
  • Pages: 432
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316018593
  • On Sale Date: 06/09/2008
Barefoot

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Barefoot