Distant Shores

Distant Shores

Book - 2002
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Random House, Inc.
In her remarkable New York Times bestseller, Summer Island, Kristin Hannah struck a chord in readers and critics alike with her portrayal of the bittersweet reunion between an errant mother and her unforgiving daughter. Now Hannah once again reveals the fragile ties that bind a family in transition, as two people choose to escape the limits of their ordinary lives and reach for the extraordinary promise that lies on Distant Shores.

Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a future together. But after the children leave home, they quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job offer, Elizabeth puts her needs aside to follow him across the country. Until the sudden death of her father changes everything.

Grieving and alone, she retreats to an isolated beach house where she packs away the last remnants of her parents’ lives. There, the pieces of a past she never knew unfold to reveal a tender story of lasting devotion, the kind of steadfast commitment that Elizabeth admits is missing from her own marriage. Faced with her own disillusionment, she makes a terrifying decision, risking everything she has for a second chance at happiness.

Enriched by soul-stirring emotion and an appreciation for the simple joy of everyday miracles, Distant Shores is an exquisite reminder of the most precious gifts in life: friends and family, children and lovers, the strength to change, and the courage to forgive–all flawlessly captured by the graceful hands of Kristin Hannah.


From the Hardcover edition.

Baker & Taylor
When her daughters leave for college and her husband lands the job of his dreams, Elizabeth Shore struggles to renew her dreams and passion for life.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2002
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780345450722
9780345450715
034545071X
Branch Call Number: FICTION HANNA...K

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LaughingOne Apr 27, 2015

Kristen Hannah is a great writer, but this book didn't catch me up as much as most of her others. I do love the Oregon coast setting.

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Seattlegal2004
Jul 14, 2014

This was my first Kristin Hannah book and I really enjoyed it. The plot was interesting and an easy read. It flowed well and defnitely a good summer read.

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lilyofthevalley3
Dec 29, 2012

Not my favourite of Kristin Hannah's books. I gave it 3 stars as the characters were realistic and the flow of the story was good but I just found the book to be a bit boring. If you are a fan of Kristin Hannah's books then it's still worth the read. Winter Garden is still my favourite.

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