The Island: A Novel by Elin HilderbrandThe Island: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand

The Island: A Novel

byElin Hilderbrand

Mass Market Paperback | May 1, 2012

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A summertime story only Elin Hilderbrand can tell: a family in upheaval after a cancelled wedding fill an island summer with heartache, laughter, and surprises.

Birdie Cousins has thrown herself into the details of her daughter Chess's lavish wedding, from the floating dance floor in her Connecticut back yard to the color of the cocktail napkins. Like any mother of a bride-to-be, she is weathering the storms of excitement and chaos, tears and joy. But Birdie, a woman who prides herself on preparing for every possibility, could never have predicted the late-night phone call from Chess, abruptly announcing that she's cancelled her engagement.


It's only the first hint of what will be a summer of upheavals and revelations. Before the dust has even begun to settle, far worse news arrives, sending Chess into a tailspin of despair. Reluctantly taking a break from the first new romance she's embarked on since the recent end of her 30-year marriage, Birdie circles the wagons and enlists the help of her younger daughter Tate and her own sister India. Soon all four are headed for beautiful, rustic Tuckernuck Island, off the coast of Nantucket, where their family has summered for generations. No phones, no television, no grocery store - a place without distractions where they can escape their troubles.


But throw sisters, daughters, ex-lovers, and long-kept secrets onto a remote island, and what might sound like a peaceful getaway becomes much more. Before summer has ended, dramatic truths are uncovered, old loves are rekindled, and new loves make themselves known.

Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, PA, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her eight previous novels. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University ...
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Title:The Island: A NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:512 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 1.45 inShipping dimensions:6.75 × 4.25 × 1.45 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316201170

ISBN - 13:9780316201179

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Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great summer read As with all of Hilderbrand's books, this is another great summer read. The way she writes makes you feel as though you are sitting and watching each scene unfold. I think many of us have summer traditions and locations similar to that of Chess, Birdie, India, and Tate.
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK I LOVE EH but this novel wasn't my favorite. I think maybe it was missing the Nantucket charm? The story line was good, just something missing.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this novel. This is a different Elin Hilderbrand novel which is set on a no frills whatsoever island. Elin sets the scenes so well she transports you to a marvellous beach and rustic cottage far from amenities and makes for a wonderful summer beach read.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay.. This book was alright. Easy to read and pretty relaxing
Date published: 2018-06-08