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Maine (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 01/08/2012
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The Kelleher's beachfront holiday house creaks under a weight of secrets. A place where cocktails follow morning mass and children eavesdrop, it is home to matriarch Alice, who would trade every floorboard for a chance to undo the events of one night, decades before. As summer arrives and the women in Alice's family descend on the shore, it soon becomes clear that these mothers and daughters have been deeply hurt by the people they love the most. But as this fierce, irrational love burns ever brighter, anger builds and painful secrets are unearthed.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9780857894984
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 24 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Rich and exhilarating... The dialogue sizzles... Maine does not falter. You don't want this novel to end. -- Lily King * New York Times Book Review *
This read will transport you... The cast of quirky characters will have you laughing out loud and aching for their regrets in the same chapter, pining for more pages when it comes to an end. * Marie Claire *
Thoughtful, witty and totally compulsive * Woman & Home *
A funny, touching, beautifully written triumph... Hand of heart, I didn't want it to end. * Psychologies *
A crackling-smart character study of the Kelleher women, who retreat to their oceanfront Maine compound, unearthing 60 years of family secrets, grudges, and regrets. * Elle *
Whether you're in need of a beach-read or looking for a festive fireside book, Courtney Sullivan's Maine... is just the thing. * Grazia *
Bittersweet, true to life, Maine is a reminder that every family should be celebrated, however dysfunctional. -- Bella Pollen * author of The Summer of the Bear *
Simple yet elegant, sometimes funny, often sad and always convincing. -- Emma Henderson * author of Grace Williams Says It Loud *

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“Long and Uneventful”

This book follows four women of the same family, Alice, the grandmother, Kathleen, the daughter, Ann-Marie, the daughter in law and Maggie, the grandaugter. It's interestingly written with each chapter from a... More

Paperback edition
30th December 2011
Helpful? Upvote 35

“A slow burn...”

This is a story of three generations of one family - each with their own issues, resentments and secrets. These are unveiled over the course of a summer in Maine at what sounds like a beautiful beachside retreat.

The... More

Paperback edition
28th December 2011
Helpful? Upvote 24

“Unable to put down! Great read”

The book follows 4 members of the Kelleher family, dipping into their respective pasts to tell the story. excellent story writing by the author really makes you feel like you know the characters. i couldn't put... More

Paperback edition
23rd November 2011
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