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  • ISBN 1400167981
  • ISBN13 978-1400167982
  • Language English
  • Author Tavia Gilbert,Lynne Griffin
  • Publisher Tantor Audio; MP3 - Unabridged CD edition (July 12, 2010)
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  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1112 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
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Laura Martinez is wedged in the middle place, grappling with her busy life as a nurse, wife, and devoted mom to her two young children when her estranged mother, Helen, suffers a devastating stroke. In a desperate attempt to lure her mother into choosing life, Laura goes to Sea Escape, the pristine beach home that Helen took refuge in after the death of her beloved husband, Joseph. There, Laura hunts for the legendary love letters her father wrote to her mother when he served as a reporter for the Associated Press during wartime Vietnam. Believing the beauty and sway of her father's words will have the power to heal, Laura reads the letters bedside to her mother, a woman who once spoke the language of fabric-of Peony Sky in Jade and Paradise Garden Sage-but who can't or won't speak to her now. As Laura delves deeper into her tangled family history, she becomes increasingly determined to save her mother. As each letter reveals a patchwork detail of her parents' marriage, she discovers a common thread: a secret that mother and daughter unknowingly share. Weaving back and forth from Laura's story to her mother's, beginning in the idyllic 1950s with Helen's love affair with Joseph through the tumultuous Vietnam War period on to the present, Sea Escape takes a gratifying look at what women face in their everyday lives-the balancing act of raising capable and happy children and being accomplished and steadfast wives while still being gracious and good daughters. It is a story that opens the door to family secrets so gripping, you won't be able to put this book down until each is revealed.

Lynne Griffin’s Sea Escape is a quiet, moving novel centering on mothers and daughters, fathers and sons - families, complicated and vast and difficult.

Lynne Griffin’s Sea Escape is a quiet, moving novel centering on mothers and daughters, fathers and sons - families, complicated and vast and difficult. Shades of Helen and Laura’s relationship can probably be seen in any mother/daughter duo, no matter how close - or how distant - they may appear.

Written by Lynne Griffin. Narrated by Tavia Gilbert. In a desperate attempt to lure her mother into choosing life, Laura goes to Sea Escape, the pristine beach home that Helen took refuge in after the death of her beloved husband, Joseph

Written by Lynne Griffin. In a desperate attempt to lure her mother into choosing life, Laura goes to Sea Escape, the pristine beach home that Helen took refuge in after the death of her beloved husband, Joseph. There, Laura hunts for the legendary love letters her father wrote to her mother when he served as a reporter for the Associated Press during wartime Vietnam.

Lynne Griffin is the author of the novels Sea Escape and Life Without Summer, and the nonfiction parenting guide, Negotiation Generation. Her third novel, The Last Resort, will be published by Simon & Schuster in fall 2012. She lives outside Boston with her family. Visit her online at ww. ynneGriffin.

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Sea escape : a novel. by. Griffin, Lynne Reeves. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Mothers and daughters, Parent and adult child, Cerebrovascular disease, Family secrets. New York : Simon & Schuster. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by booksale-cataloger7 on September 27, 2011. She lives outside Boston with her family

Lynne Griffin is the author of the novels Sea Escape and Life Without Summer, and the nonfiction parenting guide, Negotiation Generation.

Tavia Gilbert is amazing io and hated the reader so much I refused to get . UNREASONABLE DOUBTS was honored as a finalist for Outstanding Debut Novel from the Women’s Fiction Writers Association.

Tavia Gilbert is amazing io and hated the reader so much I refused to get the other books in the collection. However, I have over a dozen books by 1 author who uses 3 different readers per series and I always look forward to Tavia's. I have listened to some of the ones read by her 2 and 3 times. I get so lost in each character i forget its 1 person reading. Unreasonable Doubts Q&A - Tavia Gilbert.

Acclaimed novelist and nationally recognized family expert Lynne Griffin returns with "Sea Escape" an emotional, beautifully imagined story inspired by the author s family letters about the ties that bind mothers and daughters.

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2. how to download an audiobook Sea Escape By Lynne Griffin Acclaimed novelist and nationally recognized family expert Lynne Griffin returns with Sea Escape--an emotional, beautifully imagined story inspired by the author's family letters about the ties that bind mothers and daughters. 3. how to download an audiobook Sea Escape By Lynne Griffin Written By: Lynne Griffin. Narrated By: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: Tantor Media Date: July 2010 Duration: 8 hours 37 minutes.

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Marirne
An interesting exploration of mother/daughter dynamics.
Debeme
The story flowed nicely, learning twists in a parents' relationship through new found love letters left me wanting to read more. Also, a personal note, the background story of the mother who loved to sew beautiful curtains personalizing her rooms has made me pick up my old hobby again. A side benefit.
Acrobat
Well written, Sea Escape is a wonderful Mother-Daughter story that will make you laugh and cry. While reading, there were many times I felt as if Lynne Griffin had read my families letters and knew my families secrets as well as her own. Recommend this book as a must read.
Dishadel
Sea Escape, by Lynne Griffin is a book that I really enjoyed. This story was emotionally charged for me; it's the story of family - of the things that are important and of the things that we hold secret without thought to the consequences. For me, it was also the story of a woman still striving for her mother's love even as an adult with children of her own. I felt a deep connection to this story which is probably why I liked it so much. It's also very much a love story - of a couple and of a woman's desire to have everything perfect from her love for her man to the home and family she's dreamed of all her life. Yet, it takes only one thing to go wrong to upset this delicate balance and throw it all into a turmoil.

Laura is married with two kids at home and a great career that she loves as a nurse taking care of newborn babies. As well there is her mother Helen, someone Laura has strived almost her whole life to understand. As a child her mother doted on her but then tragedy struck and Laura's mother went into a depression and after that Laura's life was very much different. Her mother was no longer there for her emotionally. Laura has spent her life wondering why her mother didn't love her anymore. What had she done?

Tragedy strikes yet again as Laura's mother has a stroke and is in a coma. Laura, in an attempt to better understand her mother begins to read private letters from her father to her mother that her mother has vigilantly kept to herself over all the years. She also decides to try reading them to her mother; Laura believed if anything could bring her mother out of a comma it would definitely be her father's words.

Through these letters though Laura begins getting a very different picture of her mother and also more of an understanding as to why her mother was the way she had been over the years. The story unfolding before her eyes is one very different from what she thought her parent's and her mother's life to be. The woman she calls her mother; someone she hasn't been allowed to get to know, is beginning to make a lot more sense to her. Laura begins to realize that her mother isn't who she had always thought - she wasn't just a cold and unemotional person. She was a very private person who just didn't know how to open up after being hurt.

As Laura fights to make sure her mother receives proper care she begins to realize through the letters and very difficult conversations with her mother due to the stroke that they may not be so different from each other as she's always thought. As more and more secrets come to light Laura develops a relationship with the mother she thought she had lost.

There are so many layers to this story that it's hard to put it all into words. It's very much a story of a mother and daughter. A daughter wanting her mother's love yet never feeling as though she's getting it. I found the story and characters very real. Laura was a character I really liked. She seemed to be a loving and caring woman who, even though she felt distanced from her mother, still wanted to do everything possible to try one last time to get close to her. For me, this is where I connected to this story so strongly. My mom and I have a relationship a lot like that. I love her more than anything but we don't have that close mother/daughter bond that I'd like because for whatever reason she doesn't allow that. I could really see myself in Laura; always making that attempt to get closer, to understand.

The story goes back and forth between the present with Laura and the past with her parents when they were first in love and starting a life. It never seems confusing; the chapters flow together nicely. Sea Escape was a page-turner for me. I just couldn't put it down -from the very beginning the story gripped me and once everything started unfolding and the secrets that had been buried so long were being realized - I just couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I would recommend Sea Escape to those who enjoy mother/daughter relationship books like I do. If you're looking for a book club pick, Sea Escape would be a terrific choice. I think novels that involve mother/daughter dynamics and family life in general can really spark a great deal of great conversation.

As a note, this story was actually inspired by the author's personal family letters about the ties that bind mothers and daughters.

Wonderful debut novel!
Elizabeth
Sea Escape is a story of a mother and a daughter trying to forgive and love each other. Laura Martinez is the daughter. Laura is a busy wife, mother of two, and nurse who must also add taking care of her mother, Helen, after she suffers a stroke. Laura tries to connect with her mother by reading the letters she finds from her father to her mother that he wrote while working overseas. Helen we get to know through reading about her past and her life with her beloved husband, Joseph, who she lost many years before but still mourns deeply. It is a story of past secrets, of family, and most important the bond between this mother and daughter.

I fell in love with Lynne Griffins writing after reading only the first few pages of this book. The book starts off with the line "Letters are windows casting light, illuminating the ties between two people." The first description we get of Helen through Laura's eyes was "If only she didn't wear her unhappiness like an unflattering dress." The book is filled with beautiful descriptions of both the beautiful and the sad moments in the book.

The story is divided between the present time with Laura dealing with her mother's stroke and the past with Helen and Joseph's courtship and marriage. Both stories were interesting and touching. Helen loved to sew curtains throughout her marriage and their are some great desriptions of her love of sewing that really add to the book.

I enjoyed reading this book from start to finish. It made me think a lot about my own mother and the relationship I have with my daughter now. It is a very well written look at family relationships and I am looking forward to reading other books by this impressive author.