Outer Banks Author:Anne Rivers Siddons Elegant Kate, walking a tightrope over an abyss of lies...sensitive, sensible, self-contained Cecie...Ginger, the heiress, sexy, vibrant, richer than sin...and poor, hopeless, brilliant Fig -- they came together as sorority sisters on a Southern campus in the '60s. Four young women bound by rare, blinding, early friendship -- they spend two idyl... more »lic spring breaks at Nag's Head, North Carolina, the isolated strip of barrier islands where grand old weatherbeaten houses perch defiantly on the edge of a storm-tossed sea. Now thirty years later, they are coming back. They are coming back to recapture the exquisite magic of those early years...to experience again the love, the enthusiasm, the passion, pain, and cruel-betrayal that shaped the four young girls into women and set them all adrift on the...Outer Banks.« less
Outer Banks is a page turner! It is a well-crafted tale with twists and turns! I absolutely loved it! The characters are wonderful and unforgettable. If you are looking to be completely enveloped in a saga, this is the book for you!
Absolutely love this book! Read it 20 years ago and realized when I wanted to re-read it that I didn't own a copy. What Anne Rivers Siddons manages to do in these pages is create an atmosphere in which you feel like you are in the story experiencing everything right along with the narrator. It brings to life all the feelings that you experience in college and the strong friendships that you find while you're there.
And, to top it off there's an interesting twist at the end of the story that I wasn't expecting. Well worth the read.
This is one of the best books I have ever read. It helped that I have visited the outer banks twice now but even if you are not familiar with the banks, the author just makes it appear in you mind as beautifully as an artist could paint it. The story is a heart wrenching and enjoyable tale of four friends and a man and how they all are wrapped in each others lives from collage to there elderly days. I enjoyed every word of it. Please read this book and you won't be sorry. Enjoy!
This is the story of four college friends who don't see other for 30 years and then reunite for one week.
The story is told from the viewpoint of one of the women and the first half of the book is mostly looking back on those younger years. The end was definitely an unexpected turn of events.
I like Siddons' writing style and, even though this book is not a favorite, it was still worth reading.
I love Anne Rivers Siddons. I read a review of one of her books that said, "One doesn't just read Anne Rivers Siddons, you dwell in her books." And this is so true. I lose myself in her writing...love her use of descriptive language. This book is on exception. Wonderful read.
The story follows 4 ladies through the travil of college romance and sisterhood, then picks them up 28yrs. later and resolves their major psychiatric problems, some happilyh, others not so. If you like the last minute convolutions Ms.Siddons is known for, you will enjoy this novel. It would make a good summer vacation read.
A story that begins with 4 sorority sisters and ends 30 years later when they come back together in the south to experience again the love, the enthusiasm, the passion, pain and betrayal that made them into the woman they have become.