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Malibu Rising posted by Robyn

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid focuses on four adult siblings in Malibu, California. They are the children of legendary rock star Mick Riva, who abandoned them when they were young.  Though close, each of them harbors resentments and secrets which could destroy the family bond.  Eldest Nina is a famous model and surfer who is hosting her annual Hollywood studded end-of-summer party at her magnificent home on the beach – a mansion owned by her tennis star husband who has been cheating on her.  Second oldest is her brother Jay, also a famous surfer.  His half-brother, best friend and Irish twin Hudson is next in line, but he holds a devastating secret which will change everything.  Last is sister Kit, the baby of the family at age 20.  The first half of the book is retrospective, and focuses on the parents’ courtship, marriage, family troubles, and the eventual estrangement from their famous and unscrupulous father.  The second half of the book counts down each hour of Nina’s overnight party in August of 1983– where the past catches up to them and unpredictable events unfold.  This title is also available for check out in CD audio.

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