The Silver Boat
Jul 19, 2012
The Silver Boat
Author: Luanne Rice
Publisher: Penguin Books - Paperback
Publication Date: 2011
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?
A nice slim emotionally laden story perfect for the beach or poolside. Three adult sisters, all with their own issues and life trials, come together to sell their family home after their mother dies. They cannot afford to keep a house on Martha's Vineyard anymore after the medical bills depleted their inheritance.
While they're dealing with the recent loss of their mother, the upcoming loss of their family home, and the trials in their own lives (alcoholism, infidelity, children and drugs, etc.) there is one more mystery that hangs over their heads........what ever happened to their father who sailed away to Ireland on his boat when they were teenagers - never to be seen again? He claimed he was going to find his family inheritance or some such thing. The girls mainly see it as abandonment.
On a whim they journey to Ireland to close that final open chapter of their past while remembering why they love and lean on each other so much.
A good family emotional bonding story.
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