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Outer Banks

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They came together as sorority sisters on a Southern campus is the '60s: Elegant Kate, walking a tightrope over an abyss of lies ... Sensitive, sensible, self-contained Cecie ... Ginger, the sexy, vibrant heiress, richer than sin ... and poor, hopeless, brilliant Fig.

Four young women bound by rare, blinding, early friendship -- they spend two idyllic spring breaks at Nag's
Paperback, 416 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Avon - HarperCollins (first published January 1st 1991)
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Sharon Miller
Apr 07, 2012 rated it did not like it
I wanted to like this book better. Miss/Mrs. Siddons has lovely sentences, and her characters are unique and human, but the book was bogged down by a decidedly gossipy banality, a lack of the poetry of the mundane that made it as much soap opera as a portrait of the human condition; the latter her failed goal. The drama and events are too contrived to be believable.
Brennan Sigel
Jun 20, 2010 rated it did not like it
I thougth this book would be a perfect beach read for my summer vacation in the Outer Banks. I kept waiting for it to get better and it never did. Perhaps I would have enjoyed it more if I'd been in a sorority in college...

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.
Jul 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Virginians obsesses about the Outer Banks all summer long - telling stories about it, packing for trips, posting pictures. I saw this book on the sale rack last summer and grabbed it. I've never been to the Outer Banks but am itching to.

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
Nov 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Anne Rivers Siddons, the author of Outer Banks is comfortable explaining the southern soul, but she also understands the depth of friendships that develop during a young woman's formative years. Many of us can remember the deep friendships we formed when away at college for the first time. We often look at these friendships with idealism and nostalgia.
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
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: oh-the-drama
This book is a stunner!! I never saw the twists and turns coming. It's wonderfully wicked and an engrossing story of friendships, love, jealousy and betrayal.
Claire Fullerton
Sep 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am a fan of Anne Rivers Siddons and have been steadily moving through her arsenal of twenty four books, often times wondering which book to read next. When a friend recommended "Outer Banks," I bought it sight unseen, thinking anything Siddons writes will be good. "Outer Banks" is yet again another of Siddons' captivating reads. Its first person narrative from the voice of a woman, now in her early fifties, as she reflects on the people involved in the most pivotal phase of her life is resplen ...more
Apr 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes contemporary fiction
Recommended to Mary by: Library Book Sale
Elegant Kate, walking a tightrope over an abyss of lies; Cecie, self-contained, sensitive and sensible; Ginger, the sexy, vibrant, richer-than-sin heiress and poor, hopeless, brilliant Georgina, nicknamed Fig - came together as sorority sisters on a Southern campus in the 1960s. Four women bound by rare, blinding and early friendship. They spend two idyllic spring breaks at Nag's Head, North Carolina, the isolated strip of barrier islands where grand old weather beaten houses perch defiantly on ...more
Kerry Hennigan
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I think this is the second Anne Rivers Siddons book I ever bought and read (on the strength of how much I enjoyed "Hill Towns"). Many years later I am belatedly revising it and enjoying it afresh.

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
Jun 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Outer Banks is one of my favorite Anne Rivers Siddons books. She is a middle-aged woman looking back to her college years in a sort of "how did I get here" experience. I always enjoy getting to know her characters and locations and have taken several East coast vacations largely due to the interest in the area that her books left with me. I read this book again when years later I finally went to the Outer Banks on vacation and found a tattered copy where we stayed. Having read everything ARS has ...more
Oct 30, 2008 rated it did not like it
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Born Sybil Anne Rivers in Atlanta, Georgia, she was raised in Fairburn, Georgia, and attended Auburn University, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority.
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
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