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The silver boat

by Rice, Luanne.

Format: Large Print 2011
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 11 copies
Available (11)
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Avalon Public Library Large Print LP FIC RIC
Location  Avalon Public Library
 
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CLP - Library for the Blind Large Print Books FICTION Rice CL 15305
Location  CLP - Library for the Blind
 
Collection  Large Print Books
 
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Clairton Public Library Fiction LP F RICE
Location  Clairton Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Large Print LP FIC RICE
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Large Print
 
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Crafton Public Library Adult - Fiction Large Print LP F RICE 2011 CRAFTON 5/11
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
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Moon Township Public Library Large Print LP F REAL RICE Luanne
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Large Print Fiction LP RICE Luanne
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print Fiction
 
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Large Print Fic Ric LARGE PRINT
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Collection  Large Print
 
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Plum Community Library Large Print LP FIC RIC
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Collection  Large Print
 
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Springdale Free Public Library Large Print LPF RICE
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Collection  Large Print
 
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Western Allegheny Community Library Large Print LP F RICE
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
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Summary
A New York Times Bestselling Author -- Three far-flung sisters have come home to Martha's Vineyard one last time. Their mother's beach house is the only place any of them ever found true happiness, and they need to begin the difficult process of letting go. Memories of their grandmother, mother, and their Irish father rise up and expose the fine cracks in their family myth -- especially when a cache of old letters reveals enough truth to send them back to their ancestral homeland.
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"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
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."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Sisters -- Fiction.
Irish American families -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Martha's Vineyard (Mass.) -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher Detroit :Wheeler Pub.,2011
Edition Large print ed.
Language English
Description 397 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781410436412 (hardcover)
1410436411 (hardcover)
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