Silver Girl

A Novel
By Elin Hilderbrand (Trade Paperback, 2011)
Meredith Martin Delinn just lost everything: her friends, her homes, her social standing - because her husband Freddy cheated rich investors out of billions of dollars.

Desperate and facing homelessness, Meredith receives a call from her old best friend, Constance Flute. Connie's had recent worries of her own, and the two depart for a summer on Nantucket in an attempt to heal. But the island can't offer complete escape, and they're plagued by new and old troubles alike. When Connie's brother Toby - Meredith's high school boyfriend - arrives, Meredith must reconcile the differences between the life she is leading and the life she could have had.

Set against the backdrop of a Nantucket summer, Elin Hilderbrand delivers a suspenseful story of the power of friendship, the pull of love, and the beauty of forgiveness.

Meredith Martin Delinn just lost everything: her friends, her homes, her social standing - because her husband Freddy cheated rich investors out of billions of dollars.

Desperate and facing homelessness, Meredith receives a call from her old best friend, Constance Flute. Connie's had recent worries of her own, and the two depart for a summer on Nantucket in an attempt to heal. But the island can't offer complete escape, and they're plagued by new and old troubles alike. When Connie's brother Toby - Meredith's high school boyfriend - arrives, Meredith must reconcile the differences between the life she is leading and the life she could have had.

Set against the backdrop of a Nantucket summer, Elin Hilderbrand delivers a suspenseful story of the power of friendship, the pull of love, and the beauty of forgiveness.

Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three children. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and is an enthusiastic Philadelphia Eagles fan. She has traveled extensively through six continents but loves no place better than Nantucket, where she enjoys jogging, cooking, and watching her sons play Little League Baseball. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.

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  • PRAISE FOR THE ISLAND:

    "Queen of the summer novel...beguiling...Hilderbrand's portrait of the upper-crust Tate clan through the years is so deliciously addictive that it will be the 'it' beach book of the summer." (Kirkus, Starred Review).

  • "It's not just her covers that say 'perfect beach book'...Hilderbrand...has the romantic drama down as well...Her juicy ninth sets newly divorced Birdie Cousins, her daughters Chess and Tate and her widowed sister India on an island that just happens to be home to hot handyman Barrett Lee." (People).

  • "The Island is a summer treat...Elin Hilderbrand produces likable characters...appealing story." (Houston Chronicle).

  • "Wildly successful...consistently smarter and more compelling...zips along with the kind of well-limned romantic drama that keeps poolside readers out of the water for hours." (Entertainment Weekly).

  • "A prototypical beach read." (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review).

  • "Fast-moving, often eye-popping and sometimes salacious. [Hilderbrand's] stories revolve around loving and losing...and loving again, and how four women in the Tate family figure out how to make life's miseries fly in formation...The author does an admirable job depicting the upper crust characters. The island is a character unto itself...If you want one last beach book to toss into your sandy tote, this could be it." (The Jacksonville Times-Union).

  • PRAISE FOR THE CASTAWAYS:

    "The Castaways is a sensitive portrayal of the complexities of friendship. Hilderbrand's characters illustrate the alliances, insecurities, and joys that color adult relationships...When it's done well, as it is here, reading about other people's problems is ever so satisfying." (Washington Post).

  • "Hilderbrand captivates with a racy narrative, topical references, and characters who are both familiar and memorable." (People).

  • PRAISE FOR A SUMMER AFFAIR:

    "Hilderbrand's seventh is voyeuristic fun."
    (People).

  • "A gem of a summer read with a glamorous location, elite lifestyle, and Hilderbrand's appealing take on the constant stress that fills the lives of women everywhere." (Booklist).

  • "Claire's walk on the dark side is pure voyeuristic fun...A perfect summer cocktail of sex, sun and scandal." (Kirkus Reviews).

  • PRAISE FOR BAREFOOT:

    "Settle back and prepare to be charmed....Hilderbrand's women move in and out of passion, rivalry, and solidarity in one unforgettable summer, finally reaching that state of wonder and gratitude that comes with sheer survival." (New Orleans Times-Picayune).

  • "Hilderbrand builds fascinating characters, but the real star of the book is the island itself, and the nearly mystical healing power attributed to sand, surf, and salty air. Twenty pages in, you'll be ready to drop everything and head to the beach yourself." (Boston Magazine).

  • "This never-never land portrait of the rich and randy will please those looking for a satisfying beach read." (Publishers Weekly).

  • (Library Journal).

Product Details

Silver Girl
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $14.99 US/$16.50 CAN
  • Pages: 432
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316099677
  • On Sale Date: 11/08/2011
Silver Girl