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The Resource It happens in the Hamptons : a novel, Holly Peterson

It happens in the Hamptons : a novel, Holly Peterson

Label
It happens in the Hamptons : a novel
Title
It happens in the Hamptons
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Holly Peterson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Katie Doyle moves across the country to the Hamptons, she is hoping to find summer employment, new friends for her young son, and a chance to explore a new love affair with George, a dazzling investor. What she finds is a strange cocktail of classes, where society's one-percenters vacation alongside local, hardworking people who've lived in the Hamptons for generations. Though she's looking forward to her move, Katie is wary about mingling in her boyfriend's East Coast elite circles. She soon discovers Southampton isn't all that it seems to be on the surface--and neither are the people who live there. As George takes Katie on a whirlwind tour of country clubs, haute couture, and lavish events, Katie is amazed to witness sudden whims becoming dire needs, extramarital affairs blossoming right and left, and people purchasing friends and loyalties like a pair of shoes. Even the middle-class townspeople maintain determined facades while maneuvering like sharks among the wealthy summer invaders. The more Katie becomes immersed, the more she learns the stories of both the upstairs and downstairs, the upper crust and middle of the road. The combustion between classes becomes explosive as the summer tears on. Betrayals, a sexual predator, and a missing person lost in murky waves drive the reader on a racing Learjet through impossible twists and turns before landing at the shocking conclusion. When Katie meets Luke, a marine biologist and teacher, he makes her what it is she really wants as she understands the life she's begun for herself is built on shifting Hamptons' dunes
Cataloging source
CaOAUW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peterson, Holly
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single mothers
  • Rich people
  • Social classes
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Hamptons (N.Y.)
Label
It happens in the Hamptons : a novel, Holly Peterson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
369 p.
Isbn
9780062391506
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 246550
  • 854149
Label
It happens in the Hamptons : a novel, Holly Peterson
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
369 p.
Isbn
9780062391506
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 246550
  • 854149

Library Locations

    • St. Catharines Public LibraryBorrow it
      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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