A Week at the Shore

A Week at the Shore

A Novel

eBook - 2020
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"A first-rate storyteller who creates believable, sympathetic characters who seem as familiar as your neighbors," (The Boston Globe), Barbara Delinsky presents a captivating new novel about a woman whose unexpected reunion with her estranged family forces her to confront a devastating past in A Week at the Shore.

One phone call is all it takes to lure Mallory Aldiss back to her family's Rhode Island beach home. It's been twenty years since she's been gone—running from the scandal that destroyed her parents' marriage, drove her and her two sisters apart, and crushed her relationship with the love of her life, Jack Sabathian.Twenty years during which she lived in New York, building her career as a photographer and raising her now teenage daughter Joy.

But that phone call makes it clear that something has brought the past forward again—something involving Mallory's father. Compelled by concern for her family and by Joy's wish to visit her mother's childhood home, Mallory returns to Bay Bluff, where conflicting loyalties will be faced and painful truths revealed.

In just seven watershed days at the Rhode Island shore, she will test the bonds of friendship and family—and discover the role that love plays in defining their lives.

Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group


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Jul 22, 2020

This is such a good and fast beach read. It looks at the various relationships we have with family and friends. The ending has quite a twist.

Jul 05, 2020

Disappointing. The first 200 pages were an annoying, tedious plot loop.

My suggestion is that readers skim the first 200 pages or 18 chapters. The ending is terrific, but it is a slog getting there.

Jul 04, 2020

A Week at the Shore is relationship fiction at its best, as only Barbara Delinsky can write it. This novel covers a period of only seven days but, by the end of that time, you will feel like you know the Aldiss family very well. Mallory Aldiss returns with her teenage daughter to the small town in Rhode Island where she grew up with her two sisters. All is not well with the family and the troubles from twenty years ago are many: a disappearance that was never resolved, divorce, adultery, paternity, a love affair gone wrong, and many more issues. Like all families, the ups and downs dominate the reunion bringing joy, peace of mind, sorrow, life and death and love. This is a perfect summer book. Highly recommended. Thank you to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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