One summer Jim Sterba, veteran war correspondent, accepts an invitation for a weekend visit from a woman he barely knows, author Frances FitzGerald. He arrives and discovers a secluded little house on the Maine coast, with evergreens and blackberry bushes all around, views of forested mountains, and a fjord full of seabirds and sailboats. He visits again and gradually falls in love with his host as much as her place. The two couldnt have had more disparate childhoods, but their intelligence, ambition, and independence propelled them both into writing careers and kept them single, until now. In this Tracy-Hepburn romance, the down-to-earth newspaperman charms the sophisticated New Yorker while their long path to real love has us cheering them on as well as itching for a visit to idyllic Mount Desert Island.
Jim Sterba was raised in rural Michigan. He became a foreign correspondent covering the Vietnam War for the New York Times. He has written about Asia and America for more than three decades, for both the Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Christopher Lane is an award-winning actor, director, and narrator. Earning rave reviews on every book he has narrated for Blackstone, he received the coveted Audie Award in 2004. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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