The Resource The summer wives, Beatriz Williams, (sound recording)

The summer wives, Beatriz Williams, (sound recording)

Label
The summer wives
Title
The summer wives
Statement of responsibility
Beatriz Williams
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams brings us the blockbuster novel of the season-a spellbinding novel of romance, murder, class, power, and dark secrets set in the 1950s and '60s among the rarified world of a resort island in the Long Island Sound .In the summer of 1951, Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island in Long Island Sound as a naive eighteen year old, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. Although a graduate of the exclusive Foxcroft Academy in Virginia, Miranda has always lived on the margins of high society. When her beautiful mother marries Hugh Fisher, whose summer house on Winthrop overlooks the famous lighthouse, Miranda is catapulted into a heady new world of pedigrees and cocktails, status and swimming pools. Isobel Fisher, Miranda's new stepsister-all long legs and world-weary bravado, engaged to a wealthy Island scion-is eager to draw Miranda into the arcane customs of Winthrop society.But beneath the Island's patrician surface, there are really two clans-the summer families with their steadfast ways and quiet obsessions, and the working class of Portuguese fishermen and domestic workers who earn their living on the water and in the laundries of the summer houses. Uneasy among Isobel's privileged friends, Miranda finds herself drawn to Joseph helps his father in the lobster boat, but in the autumn he returns to Brown University, where he's determined to make something of himself. Since childhood, Joseph has enjoyed an intense, complex friendship with Isobel Fisher, and has a catastrophe that will shatter Winthrop's hard-won tranquility and banish Miranda from the Island for nearly two decades.Now, in the summer of 1969, Miranda returns at last, as a renowned Shakespearean actress hiding a terrible heartbreak. On its surface, the Island remains the same-determined to keep the outside world from its shores, fiercely loyal to those who belong. But the formerly powerful Fisher family is a shadow of itself, and Joseph Vargas has recently escaped the prison where he was incarcerated for the murder of Miranda's stepfather eighteen years earlier. What's more, Miranda herself is no longer a naive teenager, and she begins a fierce, inexorable quest for justice to the man she once loved . even if it means uncovering every last one of the secrets that bind together the families of Winthrop Island
  • In the summer of 1951, Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island in Long Island Sound as a naive eighteen year old, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. Although a graduate of the exclusive Foxcroft Academy in Virginia, Miranda has always lived on the margins of high society. When her beautiful mother marries Hugh Fisher, whose summer house on Winthrop overlooks the famous lighthouse, Miranda is catapulted into a heady new world of pedigrees and cocktails, status and swimming pools. Isobel Fisher, Miranda's new stepsister-all long legs and world-weary bravado, engaged to a wealthy Island scion-is eager to draw Miranda into the arcane customs of Winthrop society. But beneath the Island's patrician surface, there are really two clans-the summer families with their steadfast ways and quiet obsessions, and the working class of Portuguese fishermen and domestic workers who earn their living on the water and in the laundries of the summer houses. Uneasy among Isobel's privileged friends, Miranda finds herself drawn to Joseph helps his father in the lobster boat, but in the autumn he returns to Brown University, where he's determined to make something of himself. Since childhood, Joseph has enjoyed an intense, complex friendship with Isobel Fisher, and has a catastrophe that will shatter Winthrop's hard-won tranquility and banish Miranda from the Island for nearly two decades. Now, in the summer of 1969, Miranda returns at last, as a renowned Shakespearean actress hiding a terrible heartbreak. On its surface, the Island remains the same-determined to keep the outside world from its shores, fiercely loyal to those who belong. But the formerly powerful Fisher family is a shadow of itself, and Joseph Vargas has recently escaped the prison where he was incarcerated for the murder of Miranda's stepfather eighteen years earlier. What's more, Miranda herself is no longer a naive teenager, and she begins a fierce, inexorable quest for justice to the man she once loved--even if it means uncovering every last one of the secrets that bind together the families of Winthrop Island
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Beatriz
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3623.I55643
LC item number
S86 2018
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Kristin Kelbly
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kelbly, Kristin
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
  • Recorded Books, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islands
  • Lighthouses
  • Social classes
  • FICTION / Romance / General
  • Romance fiction
  • New England
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The summer wives, Beatriz Williams, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 sound discs (11 hr., 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538551189
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD37972
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
rbcdDD37972
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The summer wives, Beatriz Williams, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 sound discs (11 hr., 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538551189
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD37972
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
rbcdDD37972
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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