Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Bookshop at Water's End - Spotlight

Author Patti Callahan Henry’s upcoming novel THE BOOKSHOP AT WATER’S END (Berkley Trade Paperback Original; July 11, 2017; $16)—a powerful exploration of the remarkable resilience of two women, each faced with unspeakable tragedies and the overwhelming task of surviving them. 

About The Bookshop at Water’s End:
The women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town discover it harbors secrets as lush as the marshes that surround it...
Bonny Blankenship’s most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, with her best friend, Lainey McKay. Amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss, they swam and wished for happy-ever-afters, then escaped to the local bookshop to read and whisper in the glorious cool silence. Until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey’s mother disappeared.

Unsatisfied with her life, Dr. Bonny Blankenship has been preparing a fresh start for some time. But after a tragic mistake in the emergency room, her meticulously laid plans abruptly fall apart. Seeking escape and solace, Bonny flees to Water’s End, the seaside town where she and her childhood best friend Lainey McKay spent three blissful summers camped out in the local bookshop. Now with her troubled teenage daughter in tow, Bonny is desperate to save them both from the looming uncertainty of their futures.
Lainey has found great happiness through marriage, motherhood and a passionate career as a successful artist. However, a darkness from her past haunts her—something that has followed her ever since one fateful summer night in Water’s End. But when her best friend Bonny enlists her support in a moment of great need, Lainey feels compelled to return to the small town for the first time in decades. What she does not predict is that their favorite old bookstore could hold an important link to her past—as well as some long-needed closure.
Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. During lazy summer days and magical nights, they reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long ago loves return like the tide.