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Preview — Outer Banks by 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 idyllic spring breaks at Nag's Head, N...more
I'm also kind of suprised that this was an option for one of the "Modern Fiction" choices during my Junior year of high school. I'm glad I chose to read Pat Conroy that year instead.
Kate who is fighting a battle with cancer is asked to attend a reunion with her three closest college friends, Cecie, Ginger and Fig. Kate is unsu ...more
I'm sure I read this back in the 90's when it first came out - I read several of her books about that time. So I added it to my Goodreads list without read dates or review. Recently, I found a second hand copy and thought I'd read it to be able to post my thoughts. The first ...more
Kate is a married woman who has battled deadly ovarian cancer for nearly five years, and now, just shy of getting the 'all clear' she believes it is coming back. Before she surrenders to another round of debilitating chemotherapy, she wants to enjoy one last magical summer with the three friends from he ...more
Outer Banks was the first is Siddons novel I ever read. Actually, I listened to it probably 20 years ago and I never forgot it. Years later, I took it out from the library and read it again. Recently, I bought a first edition at a local library book s ...more
The book is the story of enigmatic Kate Lee Abrams and her relationship with her 3 college suitemates. Their bond was intense and their eventual betrayal was paralyzing. Kate tells the tale by weaving intricate stories of her college years and giving us a snapsh ...more
The main character is Kate (written from her viewpoint) who is raised to be an actress ...more
Sorority sisters, lovers, beautiful home, good book! Anne Rivers Siddons vivid descriptions are interesting. The characters were somewhat remote in the first part of book but when they meet some 28 years after college things begin to come together. The ending of the reunion was dramatic and I wasn't disappointed in the end!
I like Anne River Siddons, and I like her characters, generally; I like the mystical twist a lot of her books have, too. The sadness at the core of Outer Bamks--the false and dysfunctional family structure--makes me believe that Kate could resolutely turn her back on the people who'd become most important to he ...more
While at Auburn she wrote a column for the student newspaper, The Auburn Plainsman, that favored integration. The university administration attempted to suppress the column, and ultimately fired her, and the column garnered natio ...more