Island Apart

Island Apart

By Steven Raichlen; Susan Boyce (Narrated by)

Audiogo, Compact Disc, 9781609989712, 6pp.

Publication Date: June 12, 2012

Description
Claire Doheney, recovering from a serious illness, agrees to house-sit an oceanfront mansion on Chappaquiddick Island in Martha's Vineyard. The "New Yorker" book editor hopes to find solace, strength, and sufficient calm to finish a biography of the iconoclastic psychotherapist Wilhelm Reich. The last thing she expects to find is love. Then she meets a mysterious man the locals call the Hermit. No one knows his real name or where he lives. Quite by accident and to their mutual surprise, Claire and the stranger discover that they share a passion for cooking. As Claire gets to know the Hermit, she finds rare qualities in a man most people have long since dismissed as an outcast. As Claire comes to appreciate this tiny island, with its colorful inhabitants, she experiences healing, redemption, and a happiness she hasn t known for years until she discovers what drove the Hermit into seclusion. Will his terrible secret bring them closer together? Or drive them apart forever? The clock is ticking. Can Claire make peace with her disaffected daughter, callous ex-husband, and cynical boss? Can she let love into her life once more before it's too late? Told by a "New York Times" bestselling author and international TV host with a keen eye for Chappaquiddick's extraordinary natural beauty, "Island Apart" has it all romance, history, travel, crime, lovemaking of exquisite intensity, and cooking scenes so vivid, they ll make your taste buds ache with hunger. Funny, tender, engaging, poignant, and ultimately triumphant, Steven Raichlen's novel is a smart love story not to mention a terrific beach read.


About the Author
Steven Raichlen is America's "master griller" ("Esquire"). In addition to his bestselling, award-winning cookbooks, including T"he Barbecue" "Bible", "How to Grill", and "BBQ USA", articles by him appear regularly in "Food & Wine", "Bon Appetit", and other magazines and newspapers. He was host of PBS's popular series "Barbecue University" and "Primal Grill". "Bon Appetit" named him Cooking Teacher of the Year (2003). He has won 5 James Beard Awards, including two for his High-Flavor, Low-Fat series on which this book is based. He lives and grills in Coconut Grove, Florida and on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.



Susan Boyce earned her BA from the University of Rhode Island, then began a stage career as a song-and-dance new age vaudevillian. Her experience includes narrating documentaries, computer adventure games, and audiobooks.