“The Silver Boat” by Luanne Rice

Rice, Luanne.  The Silver Boat. (F Ric)

Three far-flung sisters come home to Martha’s Vineyard one last time. Memories of their grandmother, mother, and their Irish father rise up and expose the fine cracks in their family myth.

Reader 1:

A compelling story about the changing circumstances of life and the different ways of dealing with them.

Reader 2:

4-5  Excellent.  Well worth the read.

Reader 3:

Took me back to Martha’s Vineyard.  Enjoyed it–see page 275*!

 

*SPOILER FOR THE CURIOUS*

Page 275:  “By the time he got to Camden, the sun was going down behind Mount Battie.  He pulled into a gas station with a phone booth outside.  The thing ate money, so he had to buy some gum and get change.  He clanked in two quarters, dialed information.

‘Can I have the number for Alcoholics Anonymous in Camden?’ he asked.”

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