For My Daughters

For My Daughters

Large Print - 1994
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A mother's legacy of heartbreak, scandal and enduring love When seventy-year-old Ginny invites her three daughters to join her for two weeks at Star's End, her new estate on the Maine coast, each accepts reluctantly, since Ginny was always more dutiful than loving. All three have found ways to rebel against their emotionally impoverished childhoods. Caroline, forty, is a successful lawyer driven to put a demanding career ahead of her personal life. Annette, thirty-seven, lavishes more attention on her husband and five children than they need or want. And twice-married, twice-divorced Leah, thirty-four, now fills her life with empty socializing. Together at Star's End, as they await Ginny's arrival, they gradually discover the scandalous secret behind her stony facade -- and begin to understand the deepest desires of their own hearts.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall : Bath, Eng. : Chivers Press, 1994, c1994.
ISBN: 9780816174034
Branch Call Number: LGPRINT FICTION Delinsky Barbara
Characteristics: 419 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jan 04, 2017

Slow to get in to, but great exploration of emotions and plot!

Jul 21, 2015

I truly enjoyed this book and was sorry when it ended. I have two sisters myself (much larger age gap) and appreciated the interactions between the three of them especially since they have taken their own roads in life. The scenery/background is superb and I could almost feel the early morning mist.

Mar 30, 2015

Delinsky is a guilty pleasure for me. I like her way more than I ought to. This story of three sisters being "forced" to reconcile their lifelong differences because their mother manipulats them one last time by the simple expedient of not showing up is simply delicious. By focusing their anger on their mother, whom they've been taught was perfect, but with whom each has their own issues, forces them to deal with their own issues with each other. Very real sister story, I though. Leah and Jesse were a bit over the top, except as a reminder of where their mother had been decades before, and what she truly had given up for their happiness when they were not even born yet. Not a great book, but a worthwhile, fun one.

Dec 14, 2014

I would like to renew this book

Dec 01, 2012

it is a good and enjoyable book. predictable but still written nicely.------------well done ----no dull moment


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