The Silver Boat

The Silver Boat

By Luanne Rice

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143121039, 289pp.

Publication Date: May 29, 2012

From "New York Times" bestselling author Luanne Rice, a moving family story that "will strike a chord in every mother, daughter, or sister" ("Marie Claire")

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.

About the Author
Luanne Rice is the author of twenty-six novels, most recently The Geometry of Sisters, Last Kiss, Light of the Moon, What Matters Most, The Edge of Winter, Sandcastles, Summer of Roses, Summer s Child, and Beach Girls, among many New York Times bestsellers. She lives in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut.

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