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Silver girl [sound recording]
Hilderbrand, Elin.
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From Publishers' Weekly:

Meredith and Connie's lifelong friendship broke apart three years ago, but their grief brings them back together in Hilderbrand's absorbing latest (after The Island). Connie is profoundly lonely following her husband's death and the estrangement from her daughter. Meanwhile, Meredith's husband's investment firm has been revealed as a Ponzi scheme, and the ensuing investigation has, in a very Ruth Madoff-like way, separated her from the life she's known. The women retreat to Connie's Nantucket home, where they repair their relationships and their own broken hearts while a series of threatening events keeps Meredith in hiding. Though Meredith's guilty feelings about missing clues to her husband's dishonesty are overwhelming, the kindness shown by people who support her-including Connie's tentative new flame-encourages her to make good where she can. Much of the novel is told in flashback as Connie and Meredith work through their crises, but Hilderbrand's talents keep those memories as resonant as the present day. Longtime fans and newcomers alike will delight in this timely, touching story of loss, love, friendship, and forgiveness. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

Shades of Bernie Madoff: Meredith Delinn's husband, Freddy, is nabbed by the Feds for orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, bankrupting investors out of billions. Meredith, under investigation herself, flees New York for Nantucket and the comfort of her closest friend, Connie. Connie has her own troubles, still reeling from her husband's untimely death from cancer. As the two previously estranged women repair their friendship, they attempt to move forward with their lives-Connie meets a handsome local contractor; Meredith tries her best to assist the authorities and save her adult sons and herself, even though someone on the island knows she's hiding out and is harassing her. Things get complicated when Connie's older brother, Meredith's high school sweetheart, shows up for the summer. Verdict Hilderbrand, a Nantucket native, has an insider's knack for making the reader feel like a neighbor on the island. She also creates very real, very human characters whom fans of multilayered women's fiction will adore. This is beach reading at its best. [See Prepub Alert, 1/15/11.]-Rebecca Vnuk, Forest Park, IL (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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