Malibu Rising Summary
Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Malibu Rising Overview

In the novel Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid, the Riva siblings and other Malibu residents know that renewal always comes after a fire. Nina Riva quit high school and worked in the family restaurant to support her younger siblings after their alcoholic mother died and their rock-star father refused to support them. Years later, when Nina and her siblings were successful adults, their father came asking for a place in their lives, a request that initiated unexpected responses. Themes in the novel include the meaning of family, the treatment of women, and the impacts of infidelity.

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