As Close as Sisters

As Close as Sisters

Large Print - 2015
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Since the age of twelve, McKenzie Arnold has spent every summer at Albany Beach, Delaware, with her best friends Aurora, Janine, and Lilly, The seaside house teems with thirty years of memories - some wonderful, others painful - and secrets never divulged beyond its walls. This summer may be the last they spend together, as Janine contemplates selling her family cottage. For now, all four enjoy morning beach walks and lazy evenings on the porch, celebrating Lilly's longed-for pregnancy and offering support during McKenzie's greatest crisis. It's a time for laughter and recriminations, a time to forge a new understanding of a long-ago night when Aurora sealed their bond with one devastating act. And as the days gradually shorten, events will unfold in ways that none of them could have predicted, to make this the most momentous summer of all. In a deeply moving novel filled with heartbreak and warmth, Colleen Faulkner explores the complex ties between four very different women as they move through life together, and apart.-- From back cover.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine :, Center Point Large Print,, 2015
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781628994551
Branch Call Number: LP FIC FAU
Characteristics: large print.,rda
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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LaughingOne May 09, 2015

I got caught up in all the emotions of this last summer but, in the end, I felt emotionally ripped off. Each of the four best friends is a stereotype, at best. Each chapter had a name at the beginning, which I took to mean the events were being seen through that person, but the voice didn't ever really change. McKenzie seems to the main character as she is the one dying of cancer. All the voices seem to be her. There are some big inconsistencies and some trite "realizations" that bring about life changes. I don't want to give away too much, in case you decide to read this anyway, but, if you do, be aware that there are holes in believability in a fairly unbelievable story anyway. I do not recommend this novel.

karcoldelharvic5 Apr 09, 2015

good read. tear jerker

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