The Castaways

A Novel
By Elin Hilderbrand (Mass Market, 2011)
One couple's secrets cast six friends adrift...

With rumors of infidelity straining Greg and Tess MacAvoy's marriage, the couple head out on their sailboat one early-summer day to celebrate their wedding anniversay, hoping the roughest waters are behind them. But in an accident off Nantucket, they mysteriously drown, leaving behind two small children as well as the three couples who have long been their closest friends.

Tragedy brings to the surface long-simmering conflicts and emotions, and the MacAvoys' six grieving friends find themselves unprepared for the revelation of secret upon secret as they struggle to answer the question: What happened to Greg and Tess?

The Castaways probes the boundaries of friendship and forgiveness as it tells a page-turning story of passion, betrayal, and suspense, filled with the perfect details of summer island life that have made Elin Hilderbrand's novels beloved bestsellers.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316132558

    • On Sale Date: 07/01/2011

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Little, Brown and Company

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One couple's secrets cast six friends adrift...

With rumors of infidelity straining Greg and Tess MacAvoy's marriage, the couple head out on their sailboat one early-summer day to celebrate their wedding anniversay, hoping the roughest waters are behind them. But in an accident off Nantucket, they mysteriously drown, leaving behind two small children as well as the three couples who have long been their closest friends.

Tragedy brings to the surface long-simmering conflicts and emotions, and the MacAvoys' six grieving friends find themselves unprepared for the revelation of secret upon secret as they struggle to answer the question: What happened to Greg and Tess?

The Castaways probes the boundaries of friendship and forgiveness as it tells a page-turning story of passion, betrayal, and suspense, filled with the perfect details of summer island life that have made Elin Hilderbrand's novels beloved bestsellers.

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 THE CASTAWAYS:

    "A juicy novel...Hilderbrand captivates with a racy narrative and characters who are both familiar and memorable." (People).

  • "The Castaways is a sensitive portrayal of the complexities of friendship.  Hilderbrand's characters illustrate the alliances, insecurities, and joys that color adult relationships...When it's done well, as it is here, reading about other people's problems is ever so satisfying." (Washington Post).

  • "Hilderbrand's stories really capture island life and all the intrigue that occurs when people live so closely together, surrounded by water.  And her characters are so real - you will love them, curse them, but most important, recognize them" (Glamour.com).

  • "Hilderbrand has a master's touch at characterization, making the novel's players seem so familiar that the revelation of their secrets is irresistible.  Great fun, and with a few poignant moments, too." (Kirkus Reviews).

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The Castaways
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN
  • Pages: 448
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316132558
  • On Sale Date: 07/01/2011
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