Prince of Nantucket: A Novel

Prince of Nantucket: A Novel

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by Jan Goldstein
     
 

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The heartwarming story of a man primed to go far in life, who first must find his way home

Teddy is a successful Los Angeles lawyer whose charm and political skills have made him a leading U.S. Senate candidate. But behind the golden public persona lie some darker truths: his teenage daughter has barely spoken to him since his divorce from her mother and he

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The heartwarming story of a man primed to go far in life, who first must find his way home

Teddy is a successful Los Angeles lawyer whose charm and political skills have made him a leading U.S. Senate candidate. But behind the golden public persona lie some darker truths: his teenage daughter has barely spoken to him since his divorce from her mother and he has long been bitterly estranged from his own mother.

When his sister asks Teddy to come back to Nantucket before Alzheimer’s steals their mother’s mind entirely, his campaign manager sees it as the perfect opportunity for a mother-son photo op, and Teddy reluctantly agrees to the trip.

Once on Nantucket, Teddy struggles with his mother’s illness and his daughter’s disdain, uncovers some stunning family secrets, and meets a woman who challenges everything he thought he understood about relationships–unexpectedly finding the life he never knew he wanted.

“Recalls another Massachusetts dynasty–a clan of wild boys with political dreams and personal demons. Novelist Jan Goldstein is a wise and wry observer of what has changed beneath the face of American governance, and what never will.”
—Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean

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“Recalls another Massachusetts dynasty–a clan of wild boys with political dreams and personal demons. Novelist Jan Goldstein is a wise and wry observer of what has changed beneath the face of American governance, and what never will.”
—Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307345912
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
04/29/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.15(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

JAN GOLDSTEIN, the author of All That Matters, is an award-winning poet, playwright, and screenwriter. He lives with his wife, Bonnie, and their family in Los Angeles.
Visit the author at www.jangoldstein.com.

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Prince of Nantucket 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
A poignant story about family and secrets and dreams. An emotional tale about growing up and growing old--but never losing that youthful spirit. A 'real' account about family relationships and starting over, starting new, and starting again. A simply beautifully written, detailed, and emotional book that will bring a smile to your face, a tear to your eye, and put love into your heart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book partially because of the Nantucket connection and the political bend. But was I disappointed. There is nothing about politics and very little about the history or feel of Nantucket. It reads like a bad soap opera script. Trite, predictable, full of sloppy sentiment and silly dialogue. Don't bother unless someone gives you the book for free and you want a very 'light, quick' read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having visited Nantucket, I was drawn by the title of the book, and when I began reading it I could not put it down. As, an RN, who has worked with Alzheimer patients, I felt deeply for the son as he dealt with this issue with his mother and how it eventually softened him. Often we know only one side of a situation, and by coming to know the other side our healing can begin. This novel is a magical read, full of great depth in plot and characters. I plan on reading it many times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This fast-reading book pulled me into the vortex of interesting characters and plot and held me there to the very last page. Even though it dealt with some complex problems, it ended with a wonderful feeling of healing and completeness. I did not want the book to end---I wanted more! I have already cast the movie in my mind and cannot wait for it to be made.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you enjoyed Jan Goldstein's freshman prose 'All That Matters' Then you will be thrilled by his much hardier sophomore outing 'The Prince of Nantucket'. It is as contemporary as the news yet has the feeling of days when the world was a much simpler place. Goldstein's writing is so vivid one actually starts to cast actors for the inevitable film in one's head. I don't want to give anything away except a boatload of these books to my friends and family so find out for yourself why Goldstein¿s audio book of the same name is already a best seller.