Lobsterland (Hardcover)

By Susan Carlton

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805080964, 224pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2007

List Price: 16.95*
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Tourists may think life on an island off the coast of Maine is quaint, but Charlotte knows better. She's tired of her island prison (it has a real name, but she calls it "Bleak"), and she's sure that a life in the great anywhere-else is heaps better than one that revolves around catching a ferry to the mainland. She even has the perfect solution: boarding school.

But who will take care of the siblets? Will clinically crazy Mom or organic-obsessed Dad be able to hold things together without her there? And is Charlotte ready to leave love-of-her-life Noah behind?
Susan Carlton has created a remarkably vivid, strong character in Charlotte; her intelligence, charm, and bitingly sarcastic wit are sure to win over anyone who has ever wanted more than Bleak.

About the Author

SUSAN CARLTON, a magazine editor and writer, has spent her share of winters in Maine. This is her first novel.