The Silver Boat: A Novel Paperback – May 29 2012
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Praise for THE SILVER BOAT:
“Will strike a chord in every mother, daughter, or sister.”
“Popular Rice, in her mellifluous style, captures the essence of family and sisterhood as each character deals with love and loss.”
“Rice’s writing effortlessly conveys the way family can bind as well as buoy us, reminding us that when the sea of life gets too choppy, by setting our prows toward the places that made us, we will find a safe harbor. Another winner from one of America’s most beloved authors.”
“Rice enriches familiar themes of family, failure, redemption, and romance with a watercolor-lovely portrait of Martha's Vineyard and sketches of the tug-of-war between sea and sand, rich and poor, development and preservation characteristic of the island.”
“Compelling . . . a satisfying and worthwhile ride.”
About the Author
Luanne Rice is the author of thirty-one novels, twenty-two of which have been New York Times bestsellers. Her recent novels include The Lemon Orchard, Little Night, and The Silver Boat. A native of Connecticut, she currently resides in New York City.See all Product Description
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I highly recommend this book as a great read. Enjoy! I sure did.
Thus the McCarthy siblings (Dar, Delia and Rory) come to Daggett's Way with sadness. Adding to the despondency is the only offer comes from insufferable boors who plan to tear Dagget's Way down and replace it with a despicable reproduction of a French chateau. Dar the manga graphic novelist wishes she had the power of her comic book heroine. Delia has other issues as she struggles with her son's meth addiction that is also killing her relationship with her husband; reminding her of her Irish father Michael who vanished at sea years ago while insisting King Charles I gave his ancestors land within the Daggett acres.
This is an entertaining family drama as readers see the sadness of the three sisters who must give up their long time family heritage. The story line is insightful when the tale remains anchored on Martha's Vineyard profoundly studying the impact of the loss of something sacred (not just the sisters as another character has confronted the same loss). When the siblings chase after an inane dream that even if they succeed accomplishes nothing, the plot loses its plausibility though one could argue this is a coping defense mechanism. Overall readers will enjoy the McCarthy sisters learning you truly cannot go home no matter how much you wish otherwise.
tell one book from the other. I find myself wondering if I have read this one or that one. Books authored by Rice are not like that.
In this one, Dar is a special type of character. She has lived as she wants and has not followed the stereotypical
path at all. Despite a traditional homestead in a very conservative area, Rice creates a unique person. I liked Dar, grew impatient
with her sisters, but ended applauding their decisions in the end. I really liked The Silver Boat and intend to read again this summer.