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The Resource Summer on the Bluffs : a novel, Sunny Hostin with Veronica Chambers

Summer on the Bluffs : a novel, Sunny Hostin with Veronica Chambers

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Summer on the Bluffs : a novel
Title
Summer on the Bluffs
Title remainder
a novel
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Sunny Hostin with Veronica Chambers
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Language
eng
Summary
  • A novel about a life-changing summer along the beaches of Martha's Vineyard. Oak Bluffs is the most exclusive black beach community in the country, a mecca for the crème de la crème of black society. Thirty years ago, Amelia Vaux Tanner and her husband built a house high on the bluffs, a cottage they named Chateau Laveau. "Ama's" three gifted "goddaughters:" Esperanza "Perry" Soto, an Afro-Latina lawyer; Olivia Jones, a Wall Street analyst; and Billie Hayden, a marine biologist. Growing up, the three came together each summer at Chateau Laveau. As adults, the cottage is a place they go to slow down from their hectic lives, share private time with Ama, and enjoy the beauty of Oak Bluffs. This summer on the Bluffs, however, will be different: Ama, now nearing seventy-one, is moving to the south of France to reunite with her college sweetheart. She has invited Perry, Olivia, and Billy to spend one last golden summer together with her the way they did when they were kids. And when fall comes, she is going to give the house to one of them. Each of the women wants the house; each is grappling with a secret she fears will hurt her chances. By the end of summer, these three found sisters will discover they aren't the only ones with something to hide
  • Emmy Award winner, renowned lawyer and journalist, The View cohost, and National Bestselling author Sunny Hostin dazzles with this brilliant novel about a life-changing summer along the beaches of Martha's Vineyard.Welcome to Oak Bluffs, the most exclusive black beach community in the country. Known for its gingerbread Victorian-style houses and modern architectural marvels, this picturesque town hugging the sea is a mecca for the crème de la crème of black society--where Michelle and Barack Obama vacation and Meghan Markle has shopped for a house for her mom. Black people have lived in this pretty slip of the Vineyard since the 1600s and began buying property in the 1800s, making this posh town the embodiment of "old money." Thirty years ago, Amelia Vaux Tanner and her husband built a house high on the bluffs, a cottage they named Chateau Laveau. For decades, "Ama" played host to American presidents, Wall Street titans, and cultural icons. But her favorite guests have always been her three "goddaughters:" Esperanza "Perry" Soto, a beautiful, talented Afro-Latina lawyer with Ama's strong, yet guarded personality; Olivia Jones, a gifted Wall Street analyst with Ama's brilliant, logical mind; and Billie Hayden, a gifted marine biologist and rule-breaker with Ama's courageous free spirit. Growing up, these three goddaughters from different backgrounds came together each summer at Chateau Laveau. As adults, the cottage is a place this trio of successful yet very different women go to escape, to slow down from their hectic lives, share private time with Ama, and enjoy the gorgeous weather, cool water, and stunning views Oak Bluffs offers. This summer on the Bluffs, however, will be different. An era is ending: Ama, now nearing seventy-one, is moving to the south of France to reunite with her college sweetheart. She has invited Perry, Olivia, and Billy to spend one last golden summer together with her the way they did when they were kids. And when fall comes, she is going to give the house to one of them. Each of the women wants the house desperately. Each is grappling with a secret she fears will hurt her and her chances. By the end of summer, old ties will fray, new bonds will be created, and these three found sisters will discover they aren't the only ones with something to hide. Ama has a few secrets of her own. What she has to give them is far more than property. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, she will tell these surrogate daughters she fiercely loves and protects everything they never knew they needed to know
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TOH
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Hostin, Sunny
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.O8856
LC item number
S86 2021ab
Literary form
fiction
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Chambers, Veronica
Series statement
Oak Bluffs
Series volume
1
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  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • Secrecy
  • Martha's Vineyard (Mass.)
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Vacation homes
  • African Americans
  • Summer
  • Oak Bluffs (Mass.)
Label
Summer on the Bluffs : a novel, Sunny Hostin with Veronica Chambers
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1148119334
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
469 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780063000018
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)1148119334
Label
Summer on the Bluffs : a novel, Sunny Hostin with Veronica Chambers
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1148119334
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
469 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780063000018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1148119334

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