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Saturday, June 6, 2009

ARC Arrival: The Castaways


The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand

Publisher: Hachette

I received this book for a July blog tour from Miriam and Hachette Books - Thanks Miriam!

About the book: (from the book jacket)What happened between Greg MacAvoy and April Peck?

On the tiny island of Nantucket, everybody's business is everyone's business. When the charming, talented music teacher Greg MacAvoy shares a rainy Sunday night with the beautiful high school senior April Peck, rumors swarm the island like tourists on Memorial Day. The stories strain Greg's marriage, and his wife, Tess, is torn between her love for her husband and a secret of her own. With their anniversary approaching, the MacAvoys head out on their sailboat to celebrate, hoping the roughest waters are behind them.

But instead comes heartbreaking news: Greg and Tess have mysteriously drowned, leaving behind two small children. Their closest friends - the Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers - are devastated. For as long as anyone can remember, the four couples have vacationed and celebrated together, confided in and depended on one another. But tragedy brings long-simmering conflicts and emotions to the surface. The six friends, upended by grief and denial, set out to answer the question: What happened to Greg and Tess MacAvoy?

A page-turning story of passion and suspense, The Castaways is a masterful exploration of the boundaries of friendship and forgiveness, filled with the perfect details of summer life that have made Elin Hilderbrand's novels bestsellers nationwide.

About the author: Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, PA, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her seven previous novels. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.

The Castaways
Publisher/Publication Date: Hachette, July 7, 2009
ISBN: 9780316043892
368 pages

6 comments:

Renee said...

Wow that one sounds fantastic. Wondering how I missed the email from Hachette....
another book to add to my wish list

Cheryl said...

That looks really promising! Great pick!

imbookingit said...

I'm really looking forward to this one, my copy should be here soon!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Sounds pretty good! Thanks for the review!

bermudaonion said...

I got this one too - are you doing the tour?

Louise said...

That sounds like a lovely book, and I think I will try and find this and at least add it to my wishlist :-)

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