The High Season by Judy Blundell audiobook

The High Season: A Novel

By Judy Blundell
Read by Julia Whelan

Random House Audio
10.72 Hours Unabridged
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“A mesmerizing, head-spinning—and sometimes madcap-hilarious—take of have and have-nots.”—People (Book of the Week) NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY REAL SIMPLE AND KIRKUS REVIEWS • “In the smart, breezy, sweet spot between Meg Wolitzer and Elin Hilderbrand.”—Entertainment Weekly No matter what the world throws her way, at least Ruthie Beamish has the house. Located by the sea in a quiet Long Island village, the house is her nest egg—the retirement account shared with her ex-husband, Mike, and the college fund for their teenage daughter, Jem. The catch? To afford the house, Ruthie must let it go during the best part of the year. It’s Memorial Day weekend and the start of what Jem calls “the summer bummer”: the family’s annual exodus to make way for renters. This year, the Hamptons set has arrived. Adeline Clay is elegant and connected—and will never need to worry about money. Before long, she demonstrates an uncanny ability to help herself to Ruthie’s life. Is Adeline just being her fabulous self, or is she out to take what she wants? When an eccentric billionaire, his wayward daughter, a coterie of social climbers, and Ruthie’s old flame are thrown into the mix, the entire town finds itself on the verge of tumultuous change. But as Ruthie loses her grasp on her job, her home, and her family, she discovers a new talent for pushing back. By the end of one unhinged, unforgettable summer, nothing will be the same—least of all Ruthie. Praise for The High Season “Blundell knows the territory. . . . Her account of Ruthie’s coming to grips with a career, a daughter and a community in flux is as touching as it is convincing.”The Wall Street Journal “A huge page-turner . . . so compelling . . . a classic beach read, but very smart, very intelligently written.”Us Weekly, Emily Giffin’s Summer Reading Recommendations “An acid-laced domestic drama set during one golden summer on the moneyed, beachy North Fork of Long Island.”The New York Times “Judy Blundell wields words like an oyster knife in this shimmering story of art, money, and celebrity.”—Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Before the War “A wry, often hilarious story of a woman trying to keep it together when everything is going so, so wrong.”Real Simple

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Summary

Summary

“A mesmerizing, head-spinning—and sometimes madcap-hilarious—take of have and have-nots.”—People (Book of the Week)

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY REAL SIMPLE AND KIRKUS REVIEWS • “In the smart, breezy, sweet spot between Meg Wolitzer and Elin Hilderbrand.”—Entertainment Weekly

No matter what the world throws her way, at least Ruthie Beamish has the house. Located by the sea in a quiet Long Island village, the house is her nest egg—the retirement account shared with her ex-husband, Mike, and the college fund for their teenage daughter, Jem. The catch? To afford the house, Ruthie must let it go during the best part of the year.

It’s Memorial Day weekend and the start of what Jem calls “the summer bummer”: the family’s annual exodus to make way for renters. This year, the Hamptons set has arrived. Adeline Clay is elegant and connected—and will never need to worry about money. Before long, she demonstrates an uncanny ability to help herself to Ruthie’s life. Is Adeline just being her fabulous self, or is she out to take what she wants?

When an eccentric billionaire, his wayward daughter, a coterie of social climbers, and Ruthie’s old flame are thrown into the mix, the entire town finds itself on the verge of tumultuous change. But as Ruthie loses her grasp on her job, her home, and her family, she discovers a new talent for pushing back. By the end of one unhinged, unforgettable summer, nothing will be the same—least of all Ruthie.

Praise for The High Season

“Blundell knows the territory. . . . Her account of Ruthie’s coming to grips with a career, a daughter and a community in flux is as touching as it is convincing.”The Wall Street Journal

“A huge page-turner . . . so compelling . . . a classic beach read, but very smart, very intelligently written.”Us Weekly, Emily Giffin’s Summer Reading Recommendations

“An acid-laced domestic drama set during one golden summer on the moneyed, beachy North Fork of Long Island.”The New York Times

“Judy Blundell wields words like an oyster knife in this shimmering story of art, money, and celebrity.”—Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Before the War

“A wry, often hilarious story of a woman trying to keep it together when everything is going so, so wrong.”Real Simple

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The High Season is packed with quirky characters and charm that will last all summer long. Hello Giggles
If you loved The Affair, you’ll love this book. Glamour
The High Season goes beyond light summer fare. It’s a bit like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous but with Jane Austen’s type of biting wit and keen eye toward the human heart as an undercurrent. Pulse Magazine
The Platonic ideal of a beach read. Greenwich Sentinel
The High Season is touching, funny, and emotionally precise, recognizable yet full of surprises. Forget the Hamptons: Blundell’s North Fork is where the real drama—and fun—blow in. Cathleen Schine, New York Times bestselling author of The Three Weissmanns of Westport “You will revel in the human drama and comedy of this skillfully told tale. Wise, funny, and insightful, Judy Blundell tells the story of one woman that says something about all of us, our aspirations, and the delicate state of the American dream.
The sophisticated and delicious portrayal of subtle class warfare at the shore would make a perfect beach book, but it’s a pleasure to read any time. Library Journal (starred review)
[A] perfect book for your beach bag—even if you’re not Long Island-bound. Vogue
A wry, often hilarious story of a woman trying to keep it together when everything is going so, so wrong. Real Simple
In the smart, breezy, sweet spot between Meg Wolitzer and Elin Hilderbrand. Entertainment Weekly
A mesmerizing, head-spinning—and sometimes madcap-hilarious—take of have and have-nots. People (Book of the Week)
Blundell knows the territory. . . . Her account of Ruthie’s coming to grips with a career, a daughter and a community in flux is as touching as it is convincing. The Wall Street Journal
A huge page-turner . . . so compelling . . . a classic beach read, but very smart, very intelligently written. Us Weekly, Emily Giffin’s Summer Reading Recommendations
Judy Blundell wields words like an oyster knife in this shimmering story of art, money, and celebrity. Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Before the War
An acid-laced domestic drama set during one golden summer on the moneyed, beachy North Fork of Long Island. The New York Times
“Trouble is brewing in this idyllic seaside town….The author makes the most of her clever plot while taking a scathing look at the art and museum world and tossing off observations that witty readers will want to underline. VERDICT: This sophisticated and delicious portrayal of subtle class warfare at the shore would make a perfect beach book, but it’s a pleasure to read any time.” Library Journal (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Judy Blundell

Author Bio: Judy Blundell

Judy Blundell is the National Book Award–winning author of  What I Saw and How I Lied. As Jude Watson, she is the author of several titles in the New York Times bestselling 39 Clues series, as well as the bestselling Star Wars: Last of the Jedi and Jedi Quest series. She lives in Katonah, New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English