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* YourCheatingHeart: Bill cheated on India and [[spoiler: Chess cheats on Michael with Nick.]]


* BiTheWay: [[spoiler: India, and Lula.]]


* SiblingTriangle: Between Chess, Tate and Barrett Lee when they were teenagers, in the past between Birdie, India, and Barrett's father Chuck, and between [[spoiler: Nick, Michael and Chess.]]

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* SiblingTriangle: Between Chess, Tate Tate, and Barrett Lee when they were teenagers, in the past between Birdie, India, and Barrett's father Chuck, and between [[spoiler: Nick, Michael and Chess.]]


* FootFocus: The cover features a closeup of a woman's bare feet.


This is a 2011 book by Elin Hildebrand. Birdie Cousins has thrown herself into the details of her daughter Chess's lavish wedding, from the floating dance floor in her Connecticut back yard to the color of the cocktail napkins. Like any mother of a bride-to-be, she is weathering the storms of excitement and chaos, tears and joy. But Birdie, a woman who prides herself on preparing for every possibility, could never have predicted the late-night phone call from Chess, abruptly announcing that she's cancelled her engagement. It's only the first hint of what will be a summer of upheavals and revelations. Before the dust has even begun to settle, far worse news arrives, sending Chess into a tailspin of despair. Reluctantly taking a break from the first new romance she's embarked on since the recent end of her 30-year marriage, Birdie circles the wagons and enlists the help of her younger daughter Tate and her own sister India. Soon all four are headed for beautiful, rustic Tuckernuck Island, off the coast of Nantucket, where their family has summered for generations. No phones, no television, no grocery store - a place without distractions where they can escape their troubles. But throw sisters, daughters, ex-lovers, and long-kept secrets onto a remote island, and what might sound like a peaceful getaway becomes much more.

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''The Island''
is a 2011 book novel by Elin Hildebrand. Hilderbrand.

Birdie Cousins has thrown herself into the details of her daughter Chess's lavish wedding, from the floating dance floor in her Connecticut back yard to the color of the cocktail napkins. Like any mother of a bride-to-be, she is weathering the storms of excitement and chaos, tears and joy. But Birdie, a woman who prides herself on preparing for every possibility, could never have predicted the late-night phone call from Chess, abruptly announcing that she's cancelled her engagement. It's only the first hint of what will be a summer of upheavals and revelations. Before the dust has even begun to settle, far worse news arrives, sending Chess into a tailspin of despair.

Reluctantly taking a break from the first new romance she's embarked on since the recent end of her 30-year marriage, Birdie circles the wagons and enlists the help of her younger daughter Tate and her own sister India. Soon all four are headed for beautiful, rustic Tuckernuck Island, off the coast of Nantucket, where their family has summered for generations. No phones, no television, no grocery store - a place without distractions where they can escape their troubles. But throw sisters, daughters, ex-lovers, and long-kept secrets onto a remote island, and what might sound like a peaceful getaway becomes much more.


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* FootFocus: The cover features a closeup of a woman's bare feet.


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* DrivenToSuicide: India's husband Bill, before the novel started
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Birdie is the responsible one and Lula is the foolish one.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Birdie (real name, Elizabeth Tate), Tate (same name as Birdie), and Chess (Francesca).

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* DrivenToSuicide: India's husband Bill, before the novel started
started, [[spoiler: and possibly Michael after Chess broke off the engagement.]]
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Birdie is the responsible one and Lula India is the foolish one.
* HollywoodNewEngland: Takes place on an island off of Cape Cod, Massachussetts.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Between Chess and Tate.
* ImportantHaircut: Chess cuts her hair after [[spoiler: Michael's death.]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Birdie (real name, Elizabeth Tate), Tate (same name as Birdie), (also Elizabeth Tate), and Chess (Francesca).



* SiblingTriangle: Between Chess, Tate and Barrett Lee, in the past, between Birdie, India, and Barrett's father Chuck, and between [[spoiler: Nick, Michael and Chess.]]

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* SexWithTheEx: [[spoiler: Happens at the end of the book between Birdie and Grant.]]
* SiblingTriangle: Between Chess, Tate and Barrett Lee, Lee when they were teenagers, in the past, past between Birdie, India, and Barrett's father Chuck, and between [[spoiler: Nick, Michael and Chess.]]



* YourCheatingHeart: Bill cheated on India.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Bill cheated on India.India and [[spoiler: Chess cheats on Michael with Nick.]]

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This is a 2011 book by Elin Hildebrand. Birdie Cousins has thrown herself into the details of her daughter Chess's lavish wedding, from the floating dance floor in her Connecticut back yard to the color of the cocktail napkins. Like any mother of a bride-to-be, she is weathering the storms of excitement and chaos, tears and joy. But Birdie, a woman who prides herself on preparing for every possibility, could never have predicted the late-night phone call from Chess, abruptly announcing that she's cancelled her engagement. It's only the first hint of what will be a summer of upheavals and revelations. Before the dust has even begun to settle, far worse news arrives, sending Chess into a tailspin of despair. Reluctantly taking a break from the first new romance she's embarked on since the recent end of her 30-year marriage, Birdie circles the wagons and enlists the help of her younger daughter Tate and her own sister India. Soon all four are headed for beautiful, rustic Tuckernuck Island, off the coast of Nantucket, where their family has summered for generations. No phones, no television, no grocery store - a place without distractions where they can escape their troubles. But throw sisters, daughters, ex-lovers, and long-kept secrets onto a remote island, and what might sound like a peaceful getaway becomes much more.
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* BiTheWay: [[spoiler: India, and Lula.]]
* BourgeoisBohemian: India
* DrivenToSuicide: India's husband Bill, before the novel started
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Birdie is the responsible one and Lula is the foolish one.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Birdie (real name, Elizabeth Tate), Tate (same name as Birdie), and Chess (Francesca).
* PublicExposure: India poses naked for Lula.
* SiblingTriangle: Between Chess, Tate and Barrett Lee, in the past, between Birdie, India, and Barrett's father Chuck, and between [[spoiler: Nick, Michael and Chess.]]
* TeacherStudentRomance: [[spoiler: Between India and her student Lula.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: Bill cheated on India.

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