The Cottage at Glass Beach
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The Cottage at Glass Beach

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Heather Barbieri follows her acclaimed Gaelic-tinged drama The Lace Makers of Glenmara with the resonant tale of a woman who, in the wake of scandal, flees to a remote Maine island to reconnect with her past--and to come to terms with the childhood tragedy that has haunted her for a lifetime.

Set on the rugged New England coast, Barbieri's The Cottage at Glass Beach strikes the perfect balance between high lit and mainstream women's fiction, infusing a potent and unforgettable love story with unforgettable characters that will remain with you long after the final chapter. Richly evocative, Barbieri's narrative of intimacy, struggle, and redemption will call out to readers of Joanne Harris, Alice Hoffman, and other modern masters of drama.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.33g
  • HARPER PERENNIAL
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062107976
  • 9780062107978

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Married to the youngest attorney general in Massachusetts history, Nora Cunningham is a picture-perfect political wife. But when she learns of her husband's infidelity, Nora packs up her daughters and takes refuge on Burke's Island, the craggy spit off the coast of Maine where Nora spent her childhood--until her mother disappeared at sea. By their cottage on Glass Beach, Nora succumbs to grief, her tears flowing into the ocean; days later an enigmatic fisherman named Owen Kavanagh washes up on the rocks nearby. Could he be a selkie--a mythical being of island legend--summoned by heartbreak? Or is Owen simply someone trying, like Nora, to find his way in the wake of his own struggles?
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"Barbieri's deft writing style is charmingly wry yet evocative, with details and descriptions both telling and vivid. . . . . A sweet summertime yarn [that] . . . provides a lovely, leisurely escape to the bucolic charms of the Emerald Isle."--Karen Campbell, Boston Globe on The Lace Makers of Glenmara
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1,795 ratings
3.21 out of 5 stars
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4 24% (425)
3 42% (746)
2 18% (320)
1 5% (83)
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