Signed Book/Bookmarks (5 Winners)-The Vineyard-Michael Hurley-Ends 12/18 | Miki's Hope

Signed Book/Bookmarks (5 Winners)-The Vineyard-Michael Hurley-Ends 12/18

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

This is a novel about three women in their thirty's who have been very close since their college days. Dory comes from money and lives in Martha's Vineyard. She is the epitome of the spoiled rich girl who is in all the right social circles and knows all the right people, and doesn't really know what she wants from life. She invites her two closest friends to spend the summer with her. Charlotte, the first of the friends to arrive has decided to commit suicide. Her child has died and the Church will not bury her because she had not been baptized yet. Her husband divorced her. Turner, an angry woman, poor as a church mouse is the third.

A man known only as the fisherman will turn all their lives as well as the towns around--

This novel was confusing to me in parts trying to figure out where I was exactly in the story. Human fragility abounds throughout. The ending is sad and uplifting all at the same time. It is well worth the read.


A Beautiful Island in New England.

A Time of Healing for Three Women.

A Moment of Destiny for One Man.

From Michael Hurley, winner of the Somerset Prize, comes a tale of old money, young passion, and ancient mystery.

Ten years after their college days together, three wounded and very different women reunite for a summer on the island of Martha's Vineyard. As they come to grips with the challenges and crises in their lives, their encounter with a reclusive poacher known only as "the fisherman" threatens to change everything they believe about their world--and each other.

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“Hurley writes beautifully”

- Kirkus Reviews on The Prodigal

"Hurley's eloquent, hypnotic style will have readers following, unquestioningly,
to the very end." 

-ForeWord Clarion

Book Excerpt from Chapter 10
 Despite the tumultuous beginning of the season and the clouds in Dory’s future, June in Edgartown was as bright as ever, and the three friends took advantage of every minute of it. There were walks down Main Street on sunny afternoons carrying giant, round mounds of mint-chocolate-chip ice cream, teetering three-high and dribbling down onto sticky fingers before it was licked gone. There were steamed little neck clams with butter sauce and fresh horseradish, served with gin and tonics on the porch of The Crew House, overlooking the harbor, and the good-looking, Italian waiter who worked there. It became Turner’s mission to see how many times she could get him to use the word “Tanqueray” in a sentence, because she liked the way he said it. There were lazy hours lying on the beach by the lighthouse and meandering hunts for the perfect cockleshell, and double-dog dares to go skinny-dipping after dark that always descended into fully-clothed refusals, recriminations, and false accusations of prudery—the truth, however, being that none of them was eager to expose great white bellies bursting with clams and Tanqueray and mint-chocolate-chip ice cream.
About the Author
Michael Hurley and his wife Susan live near Charleston, South Carolina. Born in Baltimore in 1958, he studied English at the University of Maryland and law at St. Louis University. Michael's first book, Letters from the Woods, was a collection of essays, self-published in 2005, based on wilderness canoeing expeditions with his children. It was selected as a finalist in the Nature category for ForeWord magazine's Book of the Year award. In 2013 Hachette Book Group published his memoir, Once Upon A Gypsy Moon, under their Center Street imprint. The Prodigal is his first novel.
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Unknown said...

I'm not sure if I'd like this book based on the cover but the stor looks great!

Beck Valley Books said...

This is on my tbr list already, next book to read xx

Athena said...

Seems like a very unique and interesting story.

Unknown said...

Sounds like a good one! The ones I can't figure out halfway through are my favorites!

Lesley said...

I'll have to add this to my reading list. I'm always looking for a good book to add to my list.

Scott said...

Is the poacher a good or bad guy? Guess I'll have to read it to find out...

Unknown said...

This looks like a very good book, adding it to my to read list!

Michelle H said...

Does the storyline explain how 3 people from such different backgrounds were going to school together in the first place or what transpired in the 10 years to take them to such different places? Interesting. Being in my mid-30's right now, I'm sure I'd relate that way.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Since I am in my mid 30's, that already draws me in. I'd love to see how this one ends. I hope the second doesn't decide to take her own life.

Maria said...

I think a signed book would be a great addition to any home library! Awesome giveaway!

Mommy 2 J.A.M. said...

WOW what a great stocking stuffer. I think this is a great giveaway

Rebecca Swenor said...

This book would be great for my mom for Christmas. She so loves to read any kind of book and would love a signed copy indeed. Thanks for sharing.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

I'm not familiar with this author. It sounds like it's got some mystery in it!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

Your description makes it sound quite mysterious. I love to read, wish I had more time to do it!

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