The Silver Boat by Luanne Rice

 November 11, 2011  by Fifi Flowers


About the Author...


Luanne Rice is the bestselling American author of twenty-six novels. She often writes about nature and the sea, and many of her novels deal with love and family.

Born in New Britain, Connecticut, Rice is the eldest of three daughters born to an English teacher and a typewriter salesman. Her first published poem appeared in the Hartford Courant when she was eleven, and her first short story was published in American Girl when she was fifteen. She studied Art History at Connecticut College but dropped out when her father became ill. She began to write, working as a maid in Newport, Rhode Island, a researcher at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., and a whale researcher and deckhand in Woods Hole, Massachusetts to support herself. Her debut novel, Angels All Over Town, was published in 1985.

In 2002, Connecticut College awarded Rice an honorary degree and invited her to donate her papers to the college's Special Collections Library.

Several of Rice's novels have been adapted for television, including Crazy in Love for TNT, Blue Moon for CBS, Follow the Stars Home and Silver Bells for the Hallmark Hall of Fame, and Beach Girls for a Summer 2005 mini-series on Lifetime.

Rice divides her time between New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut. (bio via HERE)

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The book...

From the beloved New York Times bestselling Luanne Rice comes a heartwarming yet heart-wrenching portrait of three far-flung sisters who come home to Martha's Vineyard one last time. Their mother's beach house is the only place any of them ever found true happiness and they need to begin the difficult process of letting go. Memories of their grandmother, mother, and their Irish father, who sailed away the year Dar turned twelve, rise up and expose the fine cracks in their family myth-especially when a cache of old letters reveals enough truth to send them back to their ancestral homeland.

Transplanted into the unfamiliar, each sister sees life, her heart, and her relationship to home in a new way. But how do they let go of a place that contains the complicated love of their imperfect family? Without the house, where will they be together?

The novel is a season on Martha's Vineyard; a mission to Ireland; a cast of friends, including one wildly off-the-grid Zen genius; passionate love in the surf; and three very different sisters with lives filled with beauty, sorrow, and deep love they'd never been quite sure they could trust. The Silver Boat is Luanne Rice at her very best, complete with her singular talent for capturing a family in all its flawed complexity. (synopsis via HERE)
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Though Reading is Fashionable was  not able to obtain an interview with Luanne Rice... 
she was generous enough to send us a copy of her book for a GIVEAWAY...

To WIN a copy of The Silver Boat
Leave a comment to be entered to WIN... if you do not have a website/blog please me be sure to give us your email address... DEADLINE to enter is November 18 @ NOON California time.
 Bonne Chance - Good Luck

5 comments:

Hinna said...

I have never read anything by Luanne Rice before, but I hope to change that very quickly. The synopsis of the book sounds intriguing.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This books sounds great! I will add her to my authors to try list!

RobinfromCA said...

I've never read Luanne Rice either but the story sounds intriguing and (judging the book by it's cover) it is delicious to look at! :-)

Robin

designchic said...

Can't wait to read this one...thrilled to find and follow your blog!!

a touch of Grace said...

I am very glad to have found this blog along with your others, count me as a follower...
I love to read...have not yet read a book by L.Rice. I do remember reading an interview of her in Victoria magazine years back... intriguing woman. If I do not win this lovely give away I will surly be buying the book.
Grace

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