Nancy Thayer


Born
in Emporia, The United States
December 14, 1943

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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 twenty-five years with her husband Charley Walters. They have two children and two grandchildren.

Nancy Thayer is the author of nineteen 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
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Average rating: 3.75 · 116,595 ratings · 9,275 reviews · 39 distinct worksSimilar authors
Beachcombers

3.79 avg rating — 15,523 ratings — published 2010 — 20 editions
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Summer House

3.92 avg rating — 14,180 ratings — published 2009 — 23 editions
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Heat Wave

3.78 avg rating — 9,365 ratings — published 2011 — 13 editions
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Island Girls

3.70 avg rating — 9,670 ratings — published 2013 — 13 editions
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The Guest Cottage

3.79 avg rating — 8,655 ratings — published 2015 — 19 editions
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Nantucket Sisters

3.76 avg rating — 6,666 ratings — published 2014 — 16 editions
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Moon Shell Beach

3.84 avg rating — 5,539 ratings — published 2008 — 18 editions
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Summer Breeze

3.51 avg rating — 5,966 ratings — published 2012 — 14 editions
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The Island House

3.63 avg rating — 6,695 ratings — published 2016 — 12 editions
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A Nantucket Wedding

3.75 avg rating — 4,612 ratings — published 2018 — 13 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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