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The Girls of August

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Every August, four women would gather together to spend a week at the beach, renting a new house each year. The ritual began when they were in their twenties and their husbands were in medical school, and became a mainstay of every summer thereafter. Their only criteria was oceanfront and isolation, their only desire to strengthen their far-flung friendships. They called themselves the Girls of August. But when one of the Girls dies tragically, the group slowly drifts apart and their vacations together are brought to a halt. Years later, a new marriage reunites them and they decide to come together once again on a remote barrier island off the South Carolina coast. There, far from civilization, the women make startling discoveries that will change them in ways they never expected.

Customer Reviews


I was looking forward to my first Siddon’s book based on he author’s popularity. The characters are not well developed, nor believable and this book lacks any real depth. I could not get attached to any of the characters, which I also found to be stereotpical (tough girl, good girl, angry girl, dumb - but sweet girl). The plot is overdone and predictable. It’s an OK read if you’re stuck at the airport or just need something to do. The only thing I really liked about it was the description of the island and the easy going feeling that the book depicted.

Very short!

Wow, I preordered this book without knowing it was so short. Very disappointing. Come on, Anne, you can do better!

The Girls of August

Very disappointing. Not much to it. Almost qualifies as a bad short story.

The Girls of August
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  • $5.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Literary
  • Published: Jul 08, 2014
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 240 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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