The Resource The summer wives, Beatriz Williams

The summer wives, Beatriz Williams

Label
The summer wives
Title
The summer wives
Statement of responsibility
Beatriz Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1951, Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island as a schoolgirl from the margins of high society, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. When her beautiful mother marries Hugh Fisher, whose summer house on Winthrop overlooks the famous lighthouse, Miranda is catapulted into a heady new world of pedigrees and cocktails, status and swimming pools. Isobel Fisher, Miranda's new stepsister -- all long legs and world-weary bravado, engaged to a wealthy Island scion -- is eager to draw Miranda into the arcane customs of Winthrop society. But beneath the island's patrician surface, there are really two clans: the summer families with their steadfast ways and quiet obsessions, and the working class of Portuguese fishermen and domestic workers who earn their living on the water and in the laundries of the summer houses. Uneasy among Isobel's privileged friends, Miranda finds herself drawn to Joseph Vargas, whose father keeps the lighthouse with his mysterious wife. In summer, Joseph helps his father in the lobster boats, but in the autumn he returns to Brown University, where he's determined to make something of himself. Since childhood, Joseph has enjoyed an intense, complex friendship with Isobel Fisher, and as the summer winds to its end, Miranda is caught in a catastrophe that will shatter Winthrop's hard-won tranquility and banish Miranda from the island for nearly two decades. Now, in the landmark summer of 1969, Miranda returns at last, as a renowned Shakespearean actress hiding a terrible heartbreak. On its surface, the Island remains the same -- determined to keep the outside world from its shores, fiercely loyal to those who belong. But the formerly powerful Fisher family is a shadow of itself, and Joseph Vargas has recently escaped the prison where he was incarcerated for the murder of Miranda's stepfather eighteen years earlier. Miranda herself is no longer a naïve teenager, and she begins a fierce, inexorable quest for justice for the man she once loved ... even if it means uncovering every last one of the secrets that bind together the families of Winthrop Island
Summary
Drawn into and then banished from exclusive Winthrop Island when a complex relationship between her stepsister and a working-class college youth ends in violence, a Shakespearean actress returns after 20 years to pursue justice
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10677211
Cataloging source
WIVLS
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Williams, Beatriz
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.I55643
LC item number
S86 2018
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Stepfamilies
  • Social conflict
  • Murder
  • Islands
  • Family secrets
  • Lighthouses
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Vacation homes
  • Social classes
  • New England
  • New England
  • Lobster fishers
  • Secrecy
Target audience
adult
Label
The summer wives, Beatriz Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035847074
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780062860903
Lccn
2018297405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • h
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1035847074
Label
The summer wives, Beatriz Williams
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035847074
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780062860903
Lccn
2018297405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • h
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1035847074

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