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Beach House Memories

By Mary Alice Monroe

In this tale that explores the themes of class, women's rights and domestic abuse in the 1970s American South, the author returns to her classic Southern setting in the Isle of Palms with the sequel to her novel The Beach House. She weaves together issues of class, women's rights, and domestic abuse set in the tumultuous South during the 1970s as she tells the story of Olivia, "Lovie" Rutledge, the mother from The Beach House. As Lovie sits on the porch of her charming beach house and looks out over the ocean, the old woman reflects on the difficult choices she made in many years earlier, during the summer that changed her life. In 1974, at thirty-nine years old, Lovie hosts a formal dinner party for her unappreciative husband in their lovely home in a neighborhood of privilege in Charleston. The following morning she takes her two children to a nearby barrier island where her family has a modest beach cottage. Behind closed doors, and exhausted from keeping up appearances, her husband's infidelity and his withering, disdainful looks, she can only find solace and happiness at the beach. But when a handsome biologist arrives to research the status of nesting turtles, a project that is Lovie's passion, she finds herself falling in love over the course of the summer, with devastating consequences. This novel is a tale of marriage, resilience, and one woman's private strength.

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2012

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Format: Book
Author: Monroe, Mary Alice
Summary: In this tale that explores the themes of class, women's rights and domestic abuse in the 1970s American South, the author returns to her classic Southern setting in the Isle of Palms with the sequel to her novel The Beach House. She weaves together issues of class, women's rights, and domestic abuse set in the tumultuous South during the 1970s as she tells the story of Olivia, "Lovie" Rutledge, the mother from The Beach House. As Lovie sits on the porch of her charming beach house and looks out over the ocean, the old woman reflects on the difficult choices she made in many years earlier, during the summer that changed her life. In 1974, at thirty-nine years old, Lovie hosts a formal dinner party for her unappreciative husband in their lovely home in a neighborhood of privilege in Charleston. The following morning she takes her two children to a nearby barrier island where her family has a modest beach cottage. Behind closed doors, and exhausted from keeping up appearances, her husband's infidelity and his withering, disdainful looks, she can only find solace and happiness at the beach. But when a handsome biologist arrives to research the status of nesting turtles, a project that is Lovie's passion, she finds herself falling in love over the course of the summer, with devastating consequences. This novel is a tale of marriage, resilience, and one woman's private strength.
Title: Beach house memories / Mary Alice Monroe.
Publisher Date: New York : Gallery Books, 2012.
Subject: Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction Self-realization in women -- Fiction Marriage -- Fiction Abused wives -- Fiction Man-woman relationships -- Fiction Loggerhead turtle -- Fiction. Mothers and daughters -- Fiction Marital conflict -- Fiction Adultery -- Fiction Summer -- Fiction Biologists -- Fiction. Social classes -- Fiction South Carolina -- Fiction Isle of Palms (S.C.) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781439170663 (hc : alk. paper) 1439170665 (hc : alk. paper) 9781439171042 (ebook) 1439171041 (ebook) 9781439170946 (tp : alk. paper) 1439170940 (tp : alk. paper)
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System Items Total: 8
Call Number: F Monroe
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Format: Book
Author: Monroe, Mary Alice
Summary: In this tale that explores the themes of class, women's rights and domestic abuse in the 1970s American South, the author returns to her classic Southern setting in the Isle of Palms with the sequel to her novel The Beach House. She weaves together issues of class, women's rights, and domestic abuse set in the tumultuous South during the 1970s as she tells the story of Olivia, "Lovie" Rutledge, the mother from The Beach House. As Lovie sits on the porch of her charming beach house and looks out over the ocean, the old woman reflects on the difficult choices she made in many years earlier, during the summer that changed her life. In 1974, at thirty-nine years old, Lovie hosts a formal dinner party for her unappreciative husband in their lovely home in a neighborhood of privilege in Charleston. The following morning she takes her two children to a nearby barrier island where her family has a modest beach cottage. Behind closed doors, and exhausted from keeping up appearances, her husband's infidelity and his withering, disdainful looks, she can only find solace and happiness at the beach. But when a handsome biologist arrives to research the status of nesting turtles, a project that is Lovie's passion, she finds herself falling in love over the course of the summer, with devastating consequences. This novel is a tale of marriage, resilience, and one woman's private strength.
Title: Beach house memories / Mary Alice Monroe.
Edition: 1st Gallery Books hardcover ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Gallery Books, 2012.
Description: x, 385 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction
Subjects: Self-realization in women -- Fiction
Subjects: Marriage -- Fiction
Subjects: Abused wives -- Fiction
Subjects: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Subjects: Loggerhead turtle -- Fiction.
Subjects: Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Subjects: Marital conflict -- Fiction
Subjects: Adultery -- Fiction
Subjects: Summer -- Fiction
Subjects: Biologists -- Fiction.
Subjects: Social classes -- Fiction
Subjects: South Carolina -- Fiction
Subjects: Isle of Palms (S.C.) -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2012004099
ISBN: 9781439170663 (hc : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1439170665 (hc : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9781439171042 (ebook)
ISBN: 1439171041 (ebook)
ISBN: 9781439170946 (tp : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1439170940 (tp : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: F Monroe