Summary

In 1888, Marantha Waters moves to the desolate isle of San Miguel Island off Southern Californias coast with her Civil War veteran husband, who does everything he can to keep their aspiring-actress daughter from slipping off to the mainland. In 1930, New York City librarian Elise Lester and her gung-ho World War I veteran husband settle on San Miguel, also looking for peace. Sharp moral conundrum in a distinctive setting; with an eight-city tour.


From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Women," a historical novel about three women's lives on a California island. Their extraordinary stories, full of struggle and hope, are the subject of Boyle's haunting new novel.