Heat Wave by Nancy Thayer

74%

7 Critic Reviews

Donald Bogle's "Heat Wave"(….) gives us Waters the personality as well as the performer
-WSJ online

Synopsis

Lyrical, emotional, dramatic, and packed with Nancy Thayer’s trademark warmth and wisdom, Heat Wave tells the moving story of a woman who, after her seemingly perfect life unravels, must find the strength to live and love again.
 
After her husband’s sudden death, Carley Winsted is determined to keep her two daughters in their beloved home on Nantucket. To ease the family’s financial strain, she decides to transform their grand, historic house into a bed-and-breakfast. Not everyone, however, thinks this plan prudent or quite respectable—especially not Carley’s mother-in-law. Further complicating a myriad of challenges, a friend forces Carley to keep a secret that, if revealed, will undo families and friendships. And her late husband’s former law partner is making Carley confront an array of mixed feelings. Then, during a late-summer heat wave, the lives of Carley and her friends and family will be forever changed in entirely unexpected ways.
 

About Nancy Thayer

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Nancy Thayer is the New York Times bestselling author of Summer Breeze, Heat Wave, Beachcombers, Summer House, Moon Shell Beach, and The Hot Flash Club. She lives in Nantucket.
 
Published June 21, 2011 by Ballantine Books. 338 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Heat Wave
All: 7 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Dec 15 2010

A lush and often lyrical valentine to an extraordinarily talented and complicated artist.

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NY Times

Excellent
Reviewed by David Hajdu on Feb 25 2011

Not since the heavenly dressing crew worked its miracle in “Cabin in the Sky” has anyone labored as hard to rehabilitate Waters’s image as Donald Bogle has in writing “Heat Wave: The Life and Career of Ethel Waters.” 

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WSJ online

Excellent
Reviewed by Ethan Mordden on Feb 05 2011

Donald Bogle's "Heat Wave"(….) gives us Waters the personality as well as the performer

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LA Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Wendy Smith on Feb 13 2011

Donald Bogle's comprehensive biography "Heat Wave" aims to restore Waters' stature as a pioneering African American entertainer.

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The Washington Post

Below average
Reviewed by Wil Haygood on Jan 28 2011

One finishes this overlong chronicle wishing that Bogle had cracked the question of her mixed emotions about her race.

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North Jersey

Below average
Reviewed by Douglass K. Daniel on Feb 16 2011

He stumbles badly, however, in filling his story with unnecessary detail.

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It's My Genre, Baby

Good
Reviewed by Meoskop on Mar 08 2011

Donald Bogle is well known for his exhaustive research and meticulous detailing. Heat Wave is no exception. 

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