Available Now! Hardcover Autographed Copy of Elin Hilderbrand's next blockbuster beach read, Golden Girl.
Released June 1, 2021 for a beach bag near you. Each order will include a special collector's "Golden Girl" bookmark and "I Read Elin" Sticker! Write any personalization you would like in the comment section at check-out. This can only be a name or a very short message such as "Happy Birthday" or "Happy Anniversary." If you want this personalized, Elin will be back from her tour on Wednesday June 15th. We will not be able to send out until then.
In this satisfying page-turner from "the queen of beach reads" (New York Magazine), a Nantucket novelist has one final summer to protect her secrets while her loved ones on earth learn to live without their golden girl.
On a perfect June day, Vivian Howe, author of thirteen beach novels and mother of three nearly grown children, is killed in a hit-and-run car accident while jogging near her home on Nantucket. She ascends to the Beyond where she's assigned to a Person named Martha, who allows Vivi to watch what happens below for one last summer. Vivi also is granted three “nudges” to change the outcome of events on earth, and with her daughter Willa on her third miscarriage, Carson partying until all hours, and Leo currently “off again” with his high-maintenance girlfriend, she’ll have to think carefully where to use them.
From the Beyond, Vivi watches “The Chief” Ed Kapenash investigate her death, but her greatest worry is her final book, which contains a secret from her own youth that could be disastrous for her reputation. But when hidden truths come to light, Vivi’s family will have to sort out their past and present mistakes—with or without a nudge of help from above—while Vivi finally lets them grow without her.
With all of Elin’s trademark beach scenes, mouth-watering meals, and picture-perfect homes, plus a heartfelt message—the people we lose never really leave us—Golden Girl is a beach book unlike any other.
Pre-Order a Hardcover Autographed Copy of Nancy Thayer's next Nantucket novel, Family Reunion
Coming May 4, 2021 to a beach bag near you. Write any personalization you would like in the comment section at check-out. This can only be a name or a very short message such as "Happy Birthday" or "Happy Anniversary."
A grandmother-granddaughter duo are eager to spend their summer together on peaceful Nantucket, but the season that unfolds brings about unforgettable surprises in New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer's magical, multigenerational novel.
Eleanor Sunderland loves living on the Nantucket cliffside, in a charming home that has been in her family for decades. Now widowed, she looks forward to the arrival of her children and grandchildren for an annual family reunion, eager for the life and laughter that will soon fill the air.
But Eleanor's island idyll is shattered when her money-driven children suggest she sell the house and move to a retirement community. She finds a lone ally in her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, Ari, who moves in with her for the summer. Ari longs for a change of scenery, to stray from the path her parents have set for her. What she does not expect is an electric romantic spark with a Nantucket local, Cal, whose kind heart and charisma have her absolutely smitten.
With plenty of her signature Nantucket magic, Nancy Thayer brings both Eleanor and Ari on a summer beyond their wildest imaginations, filled with exciting connections, old and new.
Order a Signed Bookplate Copy of Patti Callahan's immersive, brilliant, and beautiful novel, Surviving Savannah.
It was called "The Titanic of the South." The luxury steamship sank in 1838 with Savannah's elite on board; through time, their fates were forgotten--until the wreck was found, and now their story is finally being told in this breathtaking novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis.
When Savannah history professor Everly Winthrop is asked to guest-curate a new museum collection focusing on artifacts recovered from the steamship Pulaski, she's shocked. The ship sank after a boiler explosion in 1838, and the wreckage was just discovered, 180 years later. Everly can't resist the opportunity to try to solve some of the mysteries and myths surrounding the devastating night of its sinking.
Everly's research leads her to the astounding history of a family of eleven who boarded the Pulaski together, and the extraordinary stories of two women from this family: a known survivor, Augusta Longstreet, and her niece, Lilly Forsyth, who was never found, along with her child. These aristocratic women were part of Savannah's society, but when the ship exploded, each was faced with difficult and heartbreaking decisions. This is a moving and powerful exploration of what women will do to endure in the face of tragedy, the role fate plays, and the myriad ways we survive the surviving.
Order an Autographed Copy of Alfie Sanford's "Wooden Boats for Blue Water Sailors." For boat lovers' everywhere, this one just sailed in to the shops.
Fifty years ago, when fiberglass won the sailboat wars, the several thousand-year old industry of wooden boat-building died. With it died the sailor's intimacy with his craft. Sailing changed. However, from the metaphorical ashes of that death, little noticed by the public, a phoenix sprang, that is growing today into a new wood-boat building industry. Epoxy glue, begat by the same chemical industry that created fiberglass, radically changed the possibilities of wood construction. While the longevity and cheapness of fiberglass won the war against traditional wood construction, epoxy bonding is allowing wood, a superior material, to express its superiority once again.
But to actualize wood's inherent superiority, new structures needed to be invented to take advantage of the epoxy-bonding. Alfie Sanford is a pioneer in the effort. Wooden Boats for Blue water Sailors tells his story of applying the lessons of six decades of oceanic and coastal sailing to the development of new structures for epoxy-bonded wood boats. He gives a history of oceanic yachting, an analysis of the requirements of oceanic yachts, and study of the engineering principals involved in boat construction. Following this introduction, he presents a finely illustrated treatise how to build the beautiful, seaworthy, sea-kindly boat that will, once again, make a happy ship for the sailor.
Order a Signed Bookplate Copy of Brenda Novak's "The Bookstore on the Beach."
"A page-turner with a deep heart."--Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Summer
How do you start a new chapter of your life when you haven't closed the book on the previous one?
Eighteen months ago, Autumn Divac's husband went missing. Her desperate search has yielded no answers, and she can't imagine moving forward without him. But for the sake of their two teenage children, she has to try.
Autumn takes her kids home for the summer to the charming beachside town where she was raised. She seeks comfort working alongside her mother and aunt at their bookshop, only to learn that her daughter is facing a huge life change and her mother has been hiding a terrible secret for years. And when she runs into the boy who stole her heart in high school, old feelings start to bubble up again. Is she free to love him, or should she hold out hope for her husband's return? She can only trust her heart...and hope it won't lead her astray.
"A heart-tugging romance. Readers are sure to be sucked in."--Publishers Weekly, starred review.
Order a Signed Copy of Wendy Rouillard's Where oh Where is Barnaby Bear? on shelves now!
“Barnaby Bear is a true treasure. This book ensures many happy reads with your kids!”—Drew Barrymore, mom and actress
Where, oh where, is Barnaby Bear? We're searching for him everywhere. Has he flown to the moon? Is he in a balloon? Is he up in a tree? Is he down by the sea? He's everywhere a bear should be!
Follow Barnaby and friends on this rhyming adventure. Enjoy colorful illustrations and a sing-song rhyme that children will want to repeat each night before bed!
Order a Signed Bookplate Copy of We Begin at the End.
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
“A vibrant, engrossing, unputdownable thriller that packs a serious emotional punch. One of those rare books that surprise you along the way and then linger in your mind long after you have finished it.”
—Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds
Right. Wrong. Life is lived somewhere in between.
Duchess Day Radley is a thirteen-year-old self-proclaimed outlaw. Rules are for other people. She is the fierce protector of her five-year-old brother, Robin, and the parent to her mother, Star, a single mom incapable of taking care of herself, let alone her two kids.
Walk has never left the coastal California town where he and Star grew up. He may have become the chief of police, but he’s still trying to heal the old wound of having given the testimony that sent his best friend, Vincent King, to prison decades before. And he's in overdrive protecting Duchess and her brother.
Now, thirty years later, Vincent is being released. And Duchess and Walk must face the trouble that comes with his return. We Begin at the End is an extraordinary novel about two kinds of families—the ones we are born into and the ones we create.
Pre-order the new Steven Axelrod Nantucket mystery. Coming July 6th!
It's wedding season on Nantucket, and two unwelcome guests are crashing the party...
When people begin disappearing from the island, Nantucket Police Chief Henry Kennis is baffled. The victims are not random--they're all Nantucket High School alumni. And the only clues left behind are pennies dropped at the sites of the kidnappings. There's an old island tradition of tossing a penny from the ferry as you depart to ensure your eventual return... Has someone come back to the island with a sinister grudge to settle?
Sippy Bascomb and Doug Fraker were childhood best friends--bonded as fellow victims of bullying at the hands of their classmates. The two men hadn't seen each other in years, but when Sippy comes across Doug's blog airing grievances from the past, the two reconnect and hatch a plan to return to the island. Both seek revenge, but Doug wants their tormentors to face a tribunal and appoints himself judge, jury, and executioner...
When Henry's fianc e joins the missing, he enlists the aid of former intelligence agent Mitch Stone, a native who has returned to the island hoping for a peaceful retirement. The two men know they must find where their friends are being put on trial for their childhood crimes--before their deadly sentences can be carried out.
Pre-order an Autographed Copy of Nathaniel Philbrick's Travels with George: In Search of Washington and his Legacy. Coming to you September 14, 2021!
Does George Washington still matter? Bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick argues for Washington's unique contribution to the forging of America by retracing his journey as a new president through all thirteen former colonies, which were now an unsure nation. Travels with George marks a new first-person voice for Philbrick, weaving history and personal reflection into a single narrative.
When George Washington became president in 1789, the United States of America was still a loose and quarrelsome confederation and a tentative political experiment. Washington undertook a tour of the ex-colonies to talk to ordinary citizens about his new government, and to imbue in them the idea of being one thing--Americans.
In the fall of 2018, Nathaniel Philbrick embarked on his own journey into what Washington called "the infant woody country" to see for himself what America had become in the 229 years since. Writing in a thoughtful first person about his own adventures with his wife Melissa and their dog Dora, Philbrick follows Washington's presidential excursions: from Mount Vernon to the new capital in New York; a month-long tour of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island; a venture onto Long Island and eventually across Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. The narrative moves smoothly between the eighteenth and twenty-first centuries as we see the country through both Washington's and Philbrick's eyes.
Written at a moment when America's founding figures are under increasing scrutiny, Travels with George grapples bluntly and honestly with Washington's legacy as a man of the people, a reluctant president, and a plantation owner who held people in slavery. At historic houses and landmarks, Philbrick reports on the reinterpretations at work as he meets reenactors, tour guides, and other keepers of history's flame. He paints a picture of eighteenth century America as divided and fraught as it is today, and he comes to understand how Washington compelled, enticed, stood up to, and listened to the many different people he met along the way--and how his all-consuming belief in the Union helped to forge a nation.
Let's GO BIRDING around Nantucket with the author of Let's Take a Hike, Leslie Bains. Order an Autographed Copy from us.
She divides the book into four section - the Backyard, the Shore, the Pond, and the Woodland birds. Learn about their environment, their habits, and enjoy a beautiful illustration of each of the forty-six birds that appear in the helpful guide. Leslie also included two stories that Ozzie the Osprey and Harry the Hawk told her.