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Up Island If there was ever one woman who knew what was important, that woman was Molly Bell Redwine From childhood, Molly was taught by her charismatic, demanding mother that family is everything But in what seems like an instant, Molly discovers that family can change without warning Her husband of than twenty years leaves her for a younger woman, her domineering mother dies, and her Atlanta clan scatters to the four winds In a heartbeat Molly is set adriftDevasting by her crumbling world, Molly takes refuge with a friend on Martha s Vineyard where she tries to come to terms with who she really is After the summer season, Molly decides to stay on in this very different world, renting a small cottage on a remote up island pondAs Molly s stay up island widens the distance between her and her old life in Atlanta, she lets go of her outworn notions of family and begins to become part of a strange and very real new familyAs the long Vineyard winter closes in, she braces herself for the search for renewal, identity, and strength, until the healing spring finally comes


About the Author: Anne Rivers Siddons

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 national attention She later became a senior editor for Atlanta magazine At the age of thirty she married Heyward Siddons, and she and her husband lived in Charleston, South Carolina, and spent summers in Maine Siddons died of lung cancer on September 11, 2019



10 thoughts on “Up Island

  1. Russell Sanders Russell Sanders says:

    Beware of preconceived notions When I pulled the battered copy of Up Island from a box of discarded books a friend had asked me to disperse, I saw the author s name Anne Rivers Siddons Isn t she a romance writer Or does she do quick read shallow best sellers But reading the jacket flap, I saw the novel was set in Atlanta I love anything set in the South and in Martha s Vineyard


  2. Ange H Ange H says:

    I have read and enjoyed many of Anne Rivers Siddons novels but this story of what happens to Molly Redwine after her mother dies suddenly and her husband leaves her for an awful younger woman is one of her best She has such a gift for describing places that you can practically see and smell and sense what it is like, even if you ve never been there In this case, it s Martha s Vineyard


  3. Edith Le sann Edith Le sann says:

    I ve never read A.R Siddons books before In fact, I don t have much experience with this type of fiction at all.I am SO GLAD I found this book It is so beautiful It s also sometimes very ugly, very human It is complex and emotional The main character is an early middle age housewife and socialite from upper middle class Atlanta, Georgia, whose comfortable life goes into a tailspin after her


  4. Jan Jan says:

    I started out really liking this book, but in the end it was just kind of meh I felt like it went on FOREVER How long does it take to get to the inevitable conclusion, the one you knew it was going to get to from page 1 Sheesh.Also, I thought the dream sequences with her dead mother were a really bizarre thing to focus on And the romance that developed in the book was a real head scratcher although


  5. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    A well written and moving tale about a woman whose husband leaves her for someone else Then her mother dies.The thing is, I don t think this book is so much about divorce as it is about identity Not just the way people identify you, but,importantly, the way you identify yourself and what roles you play with the people around you When something happens and you lose some of these labels and roles, it can be


  6. Debbie Debbie says:

    I found this to be a rather dark story I struggled to keep reading, but in the end finished the book, and I m glad I did.


  7. Kathy Kathy says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Molly s family is turned upside down without warning She finds out her husband ofthan twenty years is leaving her for a younger woman, her domineering mother dies and all of her group of friends is rapidly scattering away Family has always been everything She was a good wife to her Coca Cola executive husband , a good mother, and an upstand


  8. Hilary Hilary says:

    I found this book in a charity shop and reckon I got the book deal of the year It was one of two for 1.25 and I don t remember better value for money I loved it and as a bonus it was in great condition An author new to me, Anne Rivers Siddons told the story beautifully I love words and phrases in their own right not just as part of a story, as I guess most readers do and there was so much here in which to delight The characte


  9. Mary Mary says:

    Molly Bell Redwine has had the mantra family means everything instilled in her from early childhood by her charismatic, demanding mother But in what seems like a single instant, Molly s world is tilted on its axis and she is shaken to her very core by the aftermath When her husband ofthan twenty years leaves her for a much younger woman, Molly s world crumbles around her She is devastated to learn that the Other Woman has stepped in


  10. Marleen Marleen says:

    There were parts of this book that I hated, and parts that I loved Up Island doesn t leave me unmoved, that s for sure I thank the author for bringing to life such genuine characters Honestly, almost everyone in this story is either irritating or selfish, na ve, mean, sad, depressing, spiteful and I can go on and on. Except at the end, those few Ponders who come to Molly s aid, finally to assist her in caring for their own estranged relati


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