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The silver boat

by Rice, Luanne.

Format: Book on CD 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC RICE (COMPACT DISC)
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After years of separation, three sisters converge on their mother's home in Martha's Vineyard, the only place any of them have experienced happiness. As they relive memories, they each form a new outlook on their family past and their individual futures.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Dar McCarthy is expecting her sisters, Delia and Rory, to join her in Martha's Vineyard for a final visit to the family home before it has to be sold for taxes. Each of the sisters has taken a different path, and Dar is the only one remaining on the island. The house has been in the family for generations, and as the sisters reunite to pack up mementos, they broach the one subject that has haunted them, the disappearance of their father when they were young. Michael was an Irish immigrant shipbuilder, while their mother came from a prestigious New England family. Michael always maintained that his family had a land grant from the king of England on Martha's Vineyard. Driven by the need to prove his worth, he sailed to Ireland to look for the original deed. After unearthing love letters between her parents, Dar and her sisters go to Ireland on their own quest. Popular Rice, in her mellifluous style, captures the essence of family and sisterhood as each character deals with love and loss.--Engelmann, Patty Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In her sweet but unsurprising latest, perennial bestseller Rice (Deep Blue Sea for Beginners) links the fate of three sisters to that of their parents' summer home on Martha's Vineyard, where the sisters gather to clean out the house for its sale. Dar, Delia, and Rory McCarthy are the daughters of an heiress and a carpenter, a troublesome romance that ended when the eldest, Dar, was 12 and their father disappeared at sea. Now, decades later, Dar lives alone at the edge of the family property, channeling her grief into writing and her love into an affair. Delia and Rory are stuck in rocky marriages, and Delia's son, Pete, simply founders. After Dar finds some telling correspondence in the house, the sisters travel to Ireland to finally resolve the mystery of their father's disappearance. The answer helps them deal with the past, with current relationships, and with chances for future happiness (and gives them some leverage in selling the house). Rice enriches familiar themes of family, failure, redemption, and romance with a watercolor-lovely portrait of Martha's Vineyard and sketches of the tug-of-war between sea and sand, rich and poor, development and preservation characteristic of the island. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Sisters -- Fiction.
Irish American families -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Martha's Vineyard (Mass.) -- Fiction.
Publisher Westminster, Md. :Books on Tape,2011
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Brown, Blair, narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Blair Brown.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact discs. Digital recording.
Description 6 audio discs (7 hr., 20 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780307704900 :
0307704904 :
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