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The Summer I Dared

By: Barbara Delinsky
Narrated by: Julia Gibson
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Publisher's summary

On Big Sawyer island, life is as steady as the routine of the lobstermen who leave with the tide each morning and return with their haul each night. But for 40-year-old New Yorker Julia Bechtel, life and what’s important in it are about to be forever altered when she survives a terrible boat accident en route to the island. Now, in the company of her aunt and daughter, Julia finds herself feeling strangely connected to the tragedy’s other survivors - Noah, a divorced lobsterman, and Kim, a young woman rendered mute since her rescue - and newly outraged at the state of her marriage to a domineering man. Seeing the world with new eyes, Julia vows to embrace life with all of its joys and uncertainties. And the journey begins on Big Sawyer....

©2005 Barbara Delinsky (P)2011 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Delinsky may be as adept at chronicling contemporary life in New England as any writer this side of John Updike." ( Times Union)