Blue Water

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Blue Water

By A. Manette Ansay

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780380732883, 280pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2006


From New York Times bestselling author A. Manette Ansay comes an unforgettable story of two families united by tragedy -- and one woman's deeply emotional journey toward a choice she'd never thought possible.

On an ordinary morning in Fox Harbor, Wisconsin, Meg and Rex Van Dorn's lives are irrevocably altered when a drunk driver -- Meg's onetime best friend, Cindy Ann Kreisler -- slams into the Van Dorns' car, killing their six-year-old son, Evan. As Meg recovers from her own injuries, she and Rex are shocked when Cindy Ann receives a mere slap on the wrist. In their rage and grief, they buy a boat to sail around the world, hoping to put as much distance as possible between themselves and Cindy Ann. But when Meg returns to Fox Harbor for a family wedding, she's forced to face the complex ties that bind her to the woman who has destroyed her peace.

Praise For Blue Water

“Ansay’s clear voice, clean style, true characters, and sophisticated plot exude a gem.”
-Boston Globe

“[A] brilliant new novel...[with] a pitch-perfect tone.”
-Chicago Tribune