Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Beach Plum Island

The Dew isn't reviewing this novel, but thinks it might be a good book to grab for your upcoming Spring Beach Breaks!

By Holly Robinson

From hot new talent Holly Robinson, author of The Wishing Hill, comes BEACH PLUM ISLAND (NAL Trade Paperback Original; April 1, 2014; $15; ISBN: 9780451241023), a fascinating novel about the relationship among three sisters after their father’s death, and a secret that will change the shape of their entire family.

Your brother should know the truth. Since Ava doesn’t have a brother, she dismisses her father’s last puzzling words as a result of his medicated confusion, and dedicates all her energies to bringing her family together for her father’s funeral. This is no easy task. Her sister Elaine has hardly spoken to their father since he left their mother for a younger woman. Elaine resents her half-sister, Gigi, and she doesn’t hide her feelings at the funeral. Ava, on the other hand, connects with Gigi, recognizing a troubled teenager with enormous potential.

When a strange memory from Ava’s childhood resurfaces and continues to haunt her, she learns that Gigi holds the key to the mystery surrounding her father’s dying words, and uncovers a secret that will change the very fabric of her entire family.

Sure to appeal to fans of Helen Schulman and Lisa Wingate, BEACH PLUM ISLAND is Holly Robinson at her best, a story about family, love and buried secrets.

About the Author:
Holly Robinson is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Huffington Post, Ladies' Home Journal, More, Open Salon, and Parents. She is the author of one previous novel, The Wishing Hill (Accent, 7/13) and a memoir, The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter. Robinson holds a B.A. in biology from Clark University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She and her husband have five children, two cats, a grumpy hamster, and two very stubborn small dogs.  

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by Holly Robinson
NAL Trade Paperback
On-sale: April 1, 2014
$15; ISBN: 9780451241023