Heat Wave : A Novel (Hardcover)

Author: Thayer, Nancy

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Unerringly perceptive, superbly written, every page packed with the warmth and compassionate wisdom that have become Thayer''s trademark, "Heat Wave" tells the moving story of a woman who, after her seemingly perfect life unravels, must find the strength to live and love again.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780345518316
SKU 218171512
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0345518314
Release Date 6/21/2011
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Editors Note After Carley has an affair with her carpenter, her husband ends up dead in a hotel room with her best friend; then her best friend comes begging for help.
Editors Note 1 Unerringly perceptive, superbly written, every page packed with the warmth and compassionate wisdom that have become Nancy Thayer’s trademark, Heat Wave tells the moving story of a woman who, after her seemingly perfect life unravels, must find the strength to live and love again.Making the startling discovery that her family finances are in dire straits is only the latest shock endured by Carley Winsted after her husband’s sudden death from a heart attack. Resisting her in-laws’ well-meaning overtures to take in Carley and her two daughters, the young widow instead devises a plan to keep her family in their beloved home, a grand historic house on the island of Nantucket.The solution is right at Carley’s front door: transforming her expensive, expansive house into a bed-and-breakfast. Not everyone, however, thinks this plan prudent or quite respectable—especially not Carley’s mother-in-law. Further complicating a myriad of challenges, a friend forces Carley to keep a secret that, if revealed, will undo families and friendships. When her late husband’s former law partner keeps showing up at the most unexpected times, Carley must cope with an array of mixed feelings. And then, during a late-summer heat wave, the lives of Carley and her friends and family will be forever changed in entirely unexpected ways. Lyrical, emotional, dramatic, and ultimately wonderfully uplifting, Nancy Thayer’s latest novel is compelling from its first page to its last.
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