The Silver Boat
The Silver Boat
By Luanne Rice
Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143121039, 289pp.
Publication Date: May 29, 2012
In The Silver Boat, New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice has written a heart-wrenching yet heartwarming portrait of a family in all its flawed complexity. The McCarthy sisters have come to Martha's Vineyard to say good-bye to their family's beach house--the place they were happiest together. Each has her own complicated issues and is struggling with the difficult process of letting go, but when a cache of old letters spurs them to visit Ireland, each woman comes to see herself in a new light. True-to-life sisters, the beach, laughter, and passionate love--The Silver Boat is Luanne Rice at her very best.
Praise for THE SILVER BOAT:
“Will strike a chord in every mother, daughter, or sister.” —Marie Claire
“Popular Rice, in her mellifluous style, captures the essence of family and sisterhood as each character deals with love and loss.” —Booklist
“Rice’s writing effortlessly conveys the way family can bind as well as buoy us, reminding us that when the sea of life gets too choppy, by setting our prows toward the places that made us, we will find a safe harbor. Another winner from one of America’s most beloved authors.” —BookPage
“Rice enriches familiar themes of family, failure, redemption, and romance with a watercolor-lovely portrait of Martha's Vineyard and sketches of the tug-of-war between sea and sand, rich and poor, development and preservation characteristic of the island.” —Publishers Weekly
“Compelling . . . a satisfying and worthwhile ride.” —Library Journal