The Castaways

A Novel
By Elin Hilderbrand (Trade Paperback, 2010)
Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail. As the warm weather approaches and the island mourns their loss, nothing can prepare the MacAvoy's closest friends for what will be revealed.

Once again, Hilderbrand masterfully weaves an intense tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of endless summer island life.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316043908

    • On Sale Date: 06/08/2010

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Back Bay Books

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Audiobook, Electronic Book, Audiobook, Mass Market

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Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail. As the warm weather approaches and the island mourns their loss, nothing can prepare the MacAvoy's closest friends for what will be revealed.

Once again, Hilderbrand masterfully weaves an intense tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of endless summer island life.

Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, PA, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her seven previous novels. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.
  • PRAISE FOR BAREFOOT:

    "Settle back and prepare to be charmed....Hilderbrand's women move in and out of passion, rivalry, and solidarity in one unforgettable summer, finally reaching that state of wonder and gratitude that comes with sheer survival." (New Orleans Times-Picayune).

  • "Hilderbrand builds fascinating characters, but the real star of the book is the island itself, and the nearly mystical healing power attributed to sand, surf, and salty air. Twenty pages in, you'll be ready to drop everything and head to the beach yourself." (Boston Magazine).

  • "The Blue Bistro is a wonderful, wonderful love story, the kind that you read, then recommend to many many friends....and so, I recommend it to you. Highly."
    (James Patterson
    ).

  • PRAISE FOR THE BLUE BISTRO:
     
    "A wonderfully poignant behind-the-scenes journey into the world of high-end restaurants, island life, and the inner workings of the human heart. A great summer story."
    (Lolly Winston
    ).

  • "Read it, couldn't put it down, loved it. The writing is wonderful--so smart....and the characters are utterly charming."

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Product Details

The Castaways
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
  • Pages: 400
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316043908
  • On Sale Date: 06/08/2010
The Castaways