Starfish

The Flax women reunite in their old hometown in this long awaited sequel to Mermaids, the novel that became the cult classic movie starring Cher, Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci Charlotte Flax is all grown up now, with a grown son of her own But her heart still belongs to the man she fell in love with at age 14 when Charlotte, her sister and her mother lived in a houseThe Flax women reunite in their old hometown in this long awaited sequel to Mermaids, the novel that became the cult classic movie starring Cher, Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci Charlotte Flax is all grown up now, with a grown son of her own But her heart still belongs to the man she fell in love with at age 14 when Charlotte, her sister and her mother lived in a house next to a convent in Grove, Massachusetts They moved on after a year Mrs Flax never stayed anywhere long But it was Charlotte s favorite house, so when she hears it s for rent, she moves back and decides to bring the family together for Mrs Flax s birthday There are complications and suprises, of course This is the Flax family, after all For all three women, the gathering is a reunion they ll never forget Praise for Starfish For all the fans of Mermaids and its fabulous film adaptation, Starfish is an enchanting sequel Starring a cast of quirky originals, its plot twists will make you laugh after you wipe away tears Patty Dann s writing has matured with sparkle and radiance Sally Koslow, author of The Late, Lamented Molly Marx and The Widow Waltz About the Author Patty Dann is the author of the novels Mermaids and Sweet Crazy and the memoirs Baby Boat and The Goldfish Went On Vacation Her work has been translated into French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
Starfish The Flax women reunite in their old hometown in this long awaited sequel to Mermaids the novel that became the cult classic movie starring Cher Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci Charlotte Flax is all

  • Title: Starfish
  • Author: PattyDann Robert L. Lascaro
  • ISBN: 9780988696822
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Starfish”

    1. I recently read Mermaids for the first time, despite having watched the movie dozens of times. I liked it, but the movie version holds a special place in my heart. When I heard that there was a sequel, set nearly 30 years after the first, I couldn't get it quick enough - I was dying to know what happened to the Flax women.This is told, once again, from the point of view of Charlotte Flax. No longer a wistful fourteen year old, Charlotte is now a fortysomething year old mother with a grown up son [...]

    2. I loved this book, and I can best pinpoint why by referencing how much I disliked the two books I've read by Amy Tan (Bonesetter's Daughter and Joy Luck Club). No offense to anyone who loves Amy Tan, of course. Those books drove me batty with the premise of a young generation of females misunderstanding an older generation of females, Tan uncovers the complexity of the older generation of females, empathy for all, character progression, blah blah blah. I've never heard of real life multi-generat [...]

    3. Amazing. An extraordinary sequel to the masterpiece that is Mermaids. If you have read it I HIGHLY recommend reading Starfish.

    4. I sobbed my way into the new year as I often do watching the movie adaptation of Mermaids, so what better way to begin my reading this year than with the sequel, which came out a couple of years ago but I'd somehow completely forgotten existed (that was the year I finally read the original book, too, after realising just how great the movie was).It's a sleight and slender read that will likely not be gracing the big screen (not least because Bob Hoskins is no longer with us - god, he would have [...]

    5. Patty Dann’s excellent new novel Starfish occupies interstitial territory. “Interstice” means to stand still in the middle. It’s the space between things. And both the writing and the first-person protagonist, Charlotte Flax, live in this very difficult place. At age forty-two, Charlotte, who takes “no pleasure in change,” returns to her childhood home the way she does most everything—without a present connection, aimless, and searching. This is very difficult territory for a novel [...]

    6. If you're a fan of "Mermaids" (and I am), this is a must read. If you're indifferent to "Mermaids," don't bother."Mermaids" ends in the mid 1960s and Charlotte Flax is 15. "Starfish" picks up nearly 30 years later. Charlotte is 42 and has returned to Grove, the town her mother moved her and her sister to in the first book. All major characters reappear and the unraveling is perfect.

    7. Loved the book, but I need to know what happens next. Hoping we don't have to wait another 10 years for a sequel!

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