What is life like for a girl coming of age in the shadow of World War II, a girl who lives on a small, isolated island populated by quahoggers and eccentrics?
This tender first novel follows the fate of sixteen-year-old Alice Daggett, who still feels the presence of her father who died six years earlier, and of George Tibbit, a reclusive loner who returns to the island each year in an excessive act of homage to the two women who raised him there.
Katherine Towler is the author of the novels Snow Island and Evening Ferry. She teaches in the M.F.A. Program in Writing at Southern New Hampshire University and lives in Portsmouth. Visit her at www.katherinetowler.com.
“Towler’s characters are as complex and contradictory as those with whom we live our lives…[she] accomplishes the higher art of bringing us to see the drama in the commonplace, the demands of the ordinary, the conflicts and decisions made by people living the lives we discover in our families, our neighbors, ourselves.”
— Donald M. Murray, Boston Globe
Publication Date: February 1, 2002