Barefoot

By Elin Hilderbrand
(Little Brown and Company, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780316051958, 508pp.)

Publication Date: August 2009

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Three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a Nantucket native home from college for the summer. Burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues, the women--two sisters and one friend--make their way to the sisters' tiny cottage, inherited from an aunt. They're all trying to escape from something: Melanie, after seven failed in-vitro attempts, learned her husband was having an affair, and then discovered she's pregnant; Brenda embarked on a passionate affair with an older student that got her fired from her prestigious job as a professor in New York; and her sister Vicki, mother to two small boys, has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Soon Josh is part of the chaotic household, acting as babysitter, confidant, and, eventually, lover.




About the Author
Elin Hilderbrand is the author of "The Island", "Nantucket Nights", "Summer People" and "The Blue Bistro", among others. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a teaching/writing fellow. Her short fiction has appeared in "Seventeen", "The Massachusetts Review", and "The Colorado Review". She lives with her husband, Chip Cunningham, and their two sons in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
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