The Hot Flash Club

Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307417145
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From the bestselling author of Between Husbands and Friends and An Act of Love comes a wise, wonderful, and delightfully witty “coming of age” novel about four intrepid women who discover themselves as they were truly meant to be: passionate, alive, and ready to face the best years of their lives. Meet Faye, Marilyn, Alice, and Shirley. Four women with skills, smarts, and secrets—all feeling over the hill and out of the race. But in a moment of delicious serendipity, they meet and realize they share more than raging hormones and lost dreams. Now as the Hot Flash Club, where the topics of motherhood, sex, and men are discussed with double servings of chocolate cake, they vow to help each other . . . and themselves. Faye, the artist. A determinedly cheerful widow and connoisseur of control-top pantyhose, she’s struggling with creative block and an empty, lonely house. Now she’s got a tricky problem to bring to the club’s table: how can they catch her perfect son-in-law cheating on her only daughter Laura? Shirley, the healer. Though her yoga-slender body belie her years, decades of dating losers and the strain of being broke make her feel her age. Shirley has a secret dream: a wellness spa that nurtures body and soul. But first she needs to believe in herself, in her abilities, and in her friends at the club. Marilyn, the brain. A paleontologist who has spent so many years looking at dried-up fossils, she’s almost become one herself. Worried that her brilliant but nerdy son is about to marry the very wrong woman, she gets some help from the HFC, who transform her from a caterpillar to a butterfly, with amazing results. Alice, the executive. Black and regal, she soared to the top of the corporate ladder. Now her shoes are murder on her arthritic back and the younger jackals are circling in for the kill. But as the inspiration behind the HFC, she’s about to discover something extraordinary: contentment. For Faye, Shirley, Marilyn, and Alice, the time has come to use it or lose it—be it their bodies, their brains, their spirits, and their sense of fun. Together they realize that they can have it all, perhaps for the first time in their lives. And though what sags may never rise again, feeling sexy has no expiration date— and best of all, with a little help from her friends, a woman can always start over . . . and never, ever, give up what matters most.

The Hot Flash Club

Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Fawcett Books
ISBN: 0345492293
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Faye, Marilyn, Alice, and Shirley--four middle-aged women with skills, smarts, determination, and secrets who are all feeling over the hill and out of life--get together to form the Hot Flash Club, where they band together to help each other and themselves get the most out of life. Reprint.

The Hot Flash Club

Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 034546916X
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Faye, Marilyn, Alice, and Shirley--four middle-aged women with skills, smarts, determination, and secrets who are all feeling over the hill and out of life--get together to form the Hot Flash Club, where they band together to help one another and themselves get the most out of life. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The Hot Flash Club Chills Out

Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345485548
Format: PDF
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Heading for the island of Nantucket to house-sit a charming beach house, the members of the Hot Flash Club--Marilyn, Shirley, Faye, Polly, and Alice--are looking forward to a languorous summer of relaxation, but their turbulent personal lives and the possible sale of The Haven, their spa retreat for middle-aged women, gets in the way. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again

Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345469186
Format: PDF
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Meeting in a hot tub at the Golden Moments spa, four women--Polly, Beth, Julia, and Carolyn--quickly discover that despite the differences in their ages, they share a mutual problem with meddling, scheming, toxic in-laws, coming up with an ingenious scheme in which they will collectively help one another resolve their individual problems. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Heat Wave

Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345518330
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Lyrical, emotional, dramatic, and packed with Nancy Thayer’s trademark warmth and wisdom, 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. After her husband’s sudden death, Carley Winsted is determined to keep her two daughters in their beloved home on Nantucket. To ease the family’s financial strain, she decides to transform their grand, historic 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. And her late husband’s former law partner is making Carley confront an array of mixed feelings. Then, during a late-summer heat wave, the lives of Carley and her friends and family will be forever changed in entirely unexpected ways. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com

Summer House

Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345515216
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BONUS: This edition contains a Summer House discussion guide and an excerpt from Nancy Thayer's Island Girls. Thirty-year-old Charlotte Wheelwright seems to have at last found her niche, running an organic gardening business on the island of Nantucket, thanks in large part to her spry grandmother Nona, who donated a portion of land on the family’s seaside compound to get Charlotte started. Though Charlotte’s skill with plants is bringing her success, cultivating something deeper with people—particularly her handsome neighbor Coop—might be more of a challenge. Now the entire Wheelwright clan is making its annual summer pilgrimage to the homestead, including Charlotte’s mother, Helen, who brings a heavy heart as she confronts a betrayal that threatens her sense of place and her sense of self. Bringing together three generations of strong-willed women, each wrestling with life-changing decisions, Nancy Thayer’s luminous novel shows that no matter where life’s path may lead, love always finds a way back home.

Moon Shell Beach

Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345498194
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Having left Nantucket eleven years earlier in the wake of an elopement and shattered relationships, Lexi returns home a bitter divorcee and unsure of what to expect; while her best friend Clare, a chocolatier living with her crotchety widowed father, finds forgiving harder than she imagined. Reprint.

Between Husbands and Friends

Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0553391100
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Now available for the first time as an eBook, this poignant novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the engrossing story of two women, two families, and a shocking revelation that changes everything. When Lucy West and Kate Cunningham meet, the two spirited young women recognize kindred spirits in each other. Both Lucy and Kate married early and lack complete confidence in the brave new world of mothering. As their friendship deepens, their lives become fully intertwined. With husbands and children in tow, they spend glorious summers together in a large house on Nantucket island, sailing and feasting on lobster—and when their husbands are back on the mainland, the two women even get a chance to kick up their heels. The closest of allies, Lucy and Kate share their highs and lows, their joys and darkest secrets. Or so Kate thought. One summer, in the midst of a devastating family crisis, Lucy reveals a truth she has long kept hidden from her best friend. And in the aftermath of this astonishing revelation, the lives of the Wests and the Cunninghams will never be the same. Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel Nantucket Sisters! Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer “The queen of beach books.”—The Star-Ledger “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”—Elin Hilderbrand “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”—Houston Chronicle “One of my favorite writers.”—Susan Wiggs “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”—The Miami Herald “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”—Dorothea Benton Frank

The Gunners

Author: Rebecca Kauffman
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1640090703
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Perceptive, funny, and endearing . . . Reminiscent of The Big Chill and St. Elmo’s Fire, this remarkable novel is just as satisfying and provides readers with an entire cast of characters who will feel like old friends upon finishing." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Named 1 of 50 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018 (NYLON) Named a Spring 2018 Release Our Bookshelves Can't Wait for (Southern Living) Named 1 of 60 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018 (Huffington Post) Following her wonderfully received first novel, Another Place You’ve Never Been, called “mesmerizing,” “powerful,” and “gorgeous,” by critics all over the country, Rebecca Kauffman returns with Mikey Callahan, a thirty-year-old who is suffering from the clouded vision of macular degeneration. He struggles to establish human connections—even his emotional life is a blur. As the novel begins, he is reconnecting with “The Gunners,” his group of childhood friends, after one of their members has committed suicide. Sally had distanced herself from all of them before ending her life, and she died harboring secrets about the group and its individuals. Mikey especially needs to confront dark secrets about his own past and his father. How much of this darkness accounts for the emotional stupor Mikey is suffering from as he reaches his maturity? And can The Gunners, prompted by Sally’s death, find their way to a new day? The core of this adventure, made by Mikey, Alice, Lynn, Jimmy, and Sam, becomes a search for the core of truth, friendship, and forgiveness. A quietly startling, beautiful book, The Gunners engages us with vividly unforgettable characters, and advances Rebecca Kauffman’s place as one of the most important young writers of her generation.