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    Elin Hilderbrand is the author of The Island, Nantucket Nights, andThe Blue Bistro, among others. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a teaching/writing fellow. Her short fiction has appeared inSeventeen, The Massachusetts Review, and The Colorado Review. She lives with her husband, Chip Cunningham, and their two sons in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

    Every summer the Newton family retreats to their beloved home on Nantucket for three months of sunshine, cookouts, and bonfires on the beach. But this summer will not be like any other. When Arch Newton, a prominent New York attorney, dies in a plane crash on his way home from a business trip, his beautiful widow Beth can barely keep things together. Above all, though, she decides that she must continue the family tradition of going to Nantucket, and at the same time fulfill a promise that Arch made before he died.


    Beth invites Marcus, the son of Arch's final and most challenging client, to spend the summer with her and her teenage twins Winnie and Garrett, who have mixed reactions to sharing their special summer place with this stranger. Always a place of peace before, Nantucket becomes the scene of roiling emotions and turbulent passions as Marcus, Winnie, and Garrett learn about loss, first love, and betrayal. And when they stumble upon a shocking secret from Beth's past, they must keep it from destroying the family they've been trying so hard to heal.

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    ISBN 9780312997199
    Genre FICTION / Contemporary Women
    Format Paperback
    Pages 341
    Publisher Date 2004-06-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher St Martins Pr
    Copyright Year 2003
    Height 7.0 in
    Wdth 4.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.36 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Hilderbrand, Elin

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