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High Season - (Random House Large Print) by Judy Blundell (Paperback)

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“A shimmering story of art, money, and celebrity, The High Season is wicked summer fun.”—Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand Ruthie has the perfect life. She just has to give it up every summer. No matter what the world throws her way, at least Ruthie Beamish has the house. Lovingly renovated, located by the sea in a quiet Long Island village two ferry rides from the glitzier Hamptons, the house is her nest egg—the retirement account shared with her ex-husband, Mike, and the college fund for their teenage daughter, Jem. The catch? To afford the house, Ruthie must let it go during the best part of the year. It’s Memorial Day weekend and Ruthie has packed up their belongings for what Jem calls “the summer bummer”: the family’s annual exodus to make way for renters. This year, the Hamptons set has arrived. Adeline Clay is elegant, connected, and accompanied by a “gorgeous satellite” stepson. The widow of a blue-chip artist, living in a world defined by luxury and ease, Adeline demonstrates an uncanny ability to help herself to Ruthie’s life. Is Adeline just being her fabulous self, or is she out to take what she wants? When an eccentric billionaire, his wayward daughter, a coterie of social climbers, and Ruthie’s old flame are thrown into the mix, the entire town finds itself on the verge of tumultuous change. By the end of one unhinged, unforgettable summer, nothing will be the same—least of all Ruthie. In a novel packed with indelible characters, crackling wit, and upstairs/downstairs drama, Judy Blundell emerges as a voice for all seasons—a wry and original storyteller who knows how the most disruptive events in our lives can twist endings into new beginnings.Advance praise for The High Season“The sophisticated and delicious portrayal of subtle class warfare at the shore would make a perfect beach book, but it’s a pleasure to read any time.”Library Journal (starred review)“You will revel in the human drama and comedy of this skillfully told tale. Wise, funny, and insightful, Blundell tells the story of one woman that says something about all of us, our aspirations, and the delicate state of the American dream.”—Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of Kiss Carlo
Edition: Large Print
Number of Pages: 615.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Random House Large Print
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Judy Blundell
Language: English
Street Date: May 22, 2018
TCIN: 53523383
UPC: 9780525634560
Item Number (DPCI): 248-76-9872

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