Nancy Thayer

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Nancy Thayer (born December 14, 1943) is an American novelist who has written thirty-one books.

Nancy Thayer
BornDecember 14, 1943
Emporia, Kansas
OccupationNovelist
Spouse(s)Charley Walters
ChildrenJoshua Thayer
Samantha Wilde (novelist)
Parent(s)Jane Patton

Personal life[edit]

Thayer is the daughter of Jane Patton and was born in December 14, 1943 in Emporia, Kansas. Thayer married her second husband, Charles Walters, a music store owner, in 1984.[1] They live in Nantucket, Massachusetts,[2] and have two children: Joshua Thayer and Samantha Wilde, who is also a novelist.[3]

Career[edit]

Thayer published her first novel when she was close to forty and already the mother of her two children. She has published regularly since. Her novels focus on contemporary social issues coupled with interesting plots and characters.[2]

Her books have been translated into Dutch, Italian, German, Danish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Romanian, Hebrew and Finnish.[2] [4][5]

Books[edit]

  • Stepping (1980, Doubleday)
  • Three Women At the Waters' Edge (1981, Doubleday)
  • Bodies and Souls (1983, Doubleday)
  • Nell (1984, William Morrow)
  • Morning (1987, Charles Scribner's Sons)
  • Spirit Lost (1988, Charles Scribner's Sons)
  • My Dearest Friend (1988, Charles Scribner's Sons)
  • Everlasting (1991, Viking)
  • Family Secrets (1993, Viking)
  • Belonging (1995, St. Martin's Press)
  • An Act Of Love (1997, St. Martin's Press)
  • Between Husbands and Friends (1999, St. Martin's Press)[6]
  • Custody (2001, St. Martin's Press)
  • The Hot Flash Club (2003, Ballantine)
  • The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again (2004, Ballantine)
  • Hot Flash Holidays (2005, Ballantine)
  • The Hot Flash Club Chills Out (2006, Ballantine)[7]
  • Moon Shell Beach (2008, Ballantine)[8][9]
  • Summer House (2009, Ballantine)[10][11]
  • Beachcombers (2010, Ballantine)[12]
  • Heat Wave (2011, Ballantine)[13]
  • Summer Breeze (2012, Ballantine)[14]
  • Island Girls (2013, Ballantine)[15][16]
  • A Nantucket Christmas (2013, Ballantine) [17]
  • Nantucket Sisters (2014)
  • Christmas on Chestnut Street(2014)
  • The Guest Cottage (2015, Ballantine Books) [18]
  • The Island House (2016)
  • Secrets in Summer (2017)
  • A Nantucket Wedding (2018)
  • Surfside Sisters (2019)
  • Let It Snow (2019)
  • Girls of Summer (2020)

Articles[edit]

  • "Plotting the Novel" (1988) [19]

Adaptations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gray, Josh (2019-04-26). "CRITICAL EAR". Nantucket Magazine. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  2. ^ a b c d e Ruby, Mary, ed. (2016), "Thayer, Nancy 1943–", Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series, 306, Farmington, MI: Gale, pp. 420–428
  3. ^ "Nancy Thayer and Samantha Wilde: They've Bonded Over Writing", bookreporter, May 21, 2010
  4. ^ Worldcat author listing
  5. ^ "Nantucket Today: Nancy Thayer". www.nantuckettodayonline.com. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  6. ^ Fiction Book Review: Between Husbands and Friends by Nancy Thayer, Author St. Martin's Press $23.95 (241p) ISBN 978-0-312-20613-0
  7. ^ The Hot Flash Club Chills Out - book review
  8. ^ Gray, Joshua B. (June 2008), Nancy Thayer - Always looking for inspiration for another story waiting to be told, Nantucket Today
  9. ^ Moon Shell Beach by Nancy Thayer, All About Romance, archived from the original on March 3, 2016
  10. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/12/books/12maslin.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
  11. ^ "Summer House by Nancy Thayer at Peeking Between the Pages", Peeking Between the Pages, July 27, 2009, archived from the original on March 4, 2016
  12. ^ Book Review: Beachcombers – Nancy Thayer - S. Krishna's Books
  13. ^ Heat Wave by Nancy Thayer: Book Review - USATODAY.com
  14. ^ Book review: “Summer Breeze” by Nancy Thayer | News OK
  15. ^ BOOK REVIEW: 'Island Girls': Nancy Thayer Brings Three Estranged Sisters Together for a Summer on Nantucket Island | Huntington News
  16. ^ ISLAND GIRLS by Nancy Thayer | Kirkus
  17. ^ The 12 books of Christmas - The Washington Post
  18. ^ "The Guest Cottage". Goodreads. Retrieved 2017-06-13.
  19. ^ Thayer, Nancy (April 1988). "Plotting the Novel". The Writer. Madavor Media LLC. 101 (4): 21–23, 46. ProQuest 214134203.