A lifetime of secrets. A history untold.
THE GUEST BOOK (FlatironBooks) by Sarah Blake is being called one of the block buster novel’s of summer 2019 and you don’t want to miss it!
No. It is a simple word, uttered on a summer porch in 1936. And it will haunt Kitty Milton for the rest of her life. Kitty and her husband, Ogden, are both from families considered the backbone of the country. But this refusal will come to be Kitty’s defining moment, and its consequences will ripple through the Milton family for generations. For while they summer on their island in Maine, anchored as they are to the way things have always been, the winds of change are beginning to stir.
In 1959 New York City, two strangers enter the Miltons’ circle. One captures the attention of Kitty’s daughter, while the other makes each of them question what the family stands for. This new generation insists the times are changing. And in one night, everything does.
So much so that in the present day, the third generation of Miltons doesn’t have enough money to keep the island in Maine. Evie Milton’s mother has just died, and as Evie digs into her mother’s and grandparents’ history, what she finds is a story as unsettling as it is inescapable, the story that threatens the foundation of the Milton family myth.
THE GUEST BOOK travels through three generations of Milton secrets up to the present. Oh, this is a delicious read. Set yourself up in a comfy chair with a cuppa and some biscotti. Yummy!
Sarah Blake is the author of the novels, Grange House and the internationally best-selling The Postmistress; a chapbook of poems, Full Turn; and Runaway Girls, an artist book in collaboration with the artist, Robin Kahn. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, the poet Joshua Weiner, and their two sons.
Thanks to Flatiron Books, we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us what book you’re looking forward to reading this summer. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
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