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Sullivan's Island
by Dorothea Benton Frank

Published: 2004-01-06
Kindle Edition : 422 pages
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The New York Times Bestseller!

Set in the steamy, stormy landscape of South Carolina, this is the unforgettable story of one woman’s courageous journey toward truth…

Born and raised on idyllic Sullivan’s Island, Susan Hayes navigated through her turbulent childhood with humor, ...
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The New York Times Bestseller!

Set in the steamy, stormy landscape of South Carolina, this is the unforgettable story of one woman’s courageous journey toward truth…

Born and raised on idyllic Sullivan’s Island, Susan Hayes navigated through her turbulent childhood with humor, spunk, and characteristic Southern sass. But years later, she is a conflicted woman with an unfaithful husband, a sometimes resentful teenage daughter, and a heart that aches with painful, poignant memories. And as Susan faces her uncertain future, she realizes that she must go back to her past. To the beachfront house where her sister welcomes her with open arms. To the only place she can truly call home...

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Influence that Livvie has on entire family. Did she save the family? What do you think would have happend if Livvie had not been there?
Do you see yourself as Maggie, Susan of Livvie?
Would you have been a gracious hostess as Susan was when Tom needed his family?
by stmartingirl (see profile) 10/20/09

Would you say that it was better to have come of age in the sixties or the nineties and what are the principal differences in those decades from Susan's point of view. Is she right?
What is the Lowcountry and how important is it to the story of Sullivan's Island
What is the Gullah culture and how did it impact the psyche of Susan Hamilton Hayes and her siblings? And, did Livvie Singleton's legacy have an impact on Susan's daughter, Beth
by mblake (see profile) 06/25/09

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Southern seafood is written about in this book.
by stmartingirl (see profile) 10/20/09
They eat lots of crabs that the children catch.

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  "Lowcountry Beach Read"by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 02/24/14

I liked this lowcountry beach read. To me there were to many references of the Catholic traditions, myself not Catholic, did not understand many of the references. The story as a whole is a good story... (read more)

 
  "Sullivan's Island"by stmartingirl (see profile) 10/20/09

This is the second time I have read this book. Read first time when first released. The book flashes between 1963 and 1999. This gives us insite into the reason that Susan reacts to life ... (read more)

 
  "Sullivan's Island"by mblake (see profile) 06/25/09

I enjoyed the book! Not sure I would suggest it for a book club meeting - more of a sitting by the pool book. The author has a sense of humor

 
  "Good read for the summer"by sjstallings (see profile) 06/25/09

It must have been great to have someone like Livvie in the children's life. She was a strong woman.

 
  "Sullivan's Island"by EUNIMAC (see profile) 06/25/09

It was a quick read.

 
  "Frank is a great storyteller"by cyntawill2 (see profile) 09/11/08

I enjoyed this book, I could hardly put it down. And there were moments that brought tears to my eyes.

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