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Nancy Thayer

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Nancy Thayer has a B.A. and M.A. in English literature from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Before settling down to write and have children she taught English at various colleges and traveled, living in Paris, Amsterdam, and Helsinki. In 1981 she was a Fellow at the Breadloaf Writers Conference. She has lived on Nantucket Island year-round for 25 years with her husband Charley Walters. They have two children and two grandchildren.

Thayer is the author of 19 novels, including Summer House, The Hot Flash Club series, Moon Shell Beach, Stepping, and Three Women at the Water's Edge.

Her books concern the mysteries and romance of families and relationships and the humorous adventures of growing older.

In 2008, Redbook magazine chose her
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Beachcombers

3.80 avg rating — 17,681 ratings — published 2010 — 22 editions
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Summer House

3.91 avg rating — 16,099 ratings — published 2009 — 23 editions
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Island Girls

3.73 avg rating — 12,290 ratings — published 2013 — 13 editions
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The Guest Cottage

3.84 avg rating — 11,306 ratings — published 2015 — 19 editions
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Heat Wave

3.79 avg rating — 11,051 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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The Island House

3.69 avg rating — 9,592 ratings — published 2016 — 12 editions
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Nantucket Sisters

3.81 avg rating — 8,942 ratings — published 2014 — 16 editions
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Family Reunion

4.01 avg rating — 7,807 ratings — published 2021 — 9 editions
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Surfside Sisters

3.78 avg rating — 7,976 ratings — published 2019 — 12 editions
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Secrets in Summer

3.72 avg rating — 8,061 ratings — published 2017 — 15 editions
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“It's never too late - in fiction or in life - to revise.”
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“The universe is always speaking to us. ... Sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else, something more.”
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“The most terrible thing about marriage, I suppose, is that we know and understand each other’s weaknesses and fears as much as we know our strengths and desires.”
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