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May 29th, 2009
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Return to Sullivans Island

May 7th, 2009
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New from HarperCollins, coming in July 2009!

Return to Sullivans Island

From Publishers Weekly – Review of Hardcover Edition
Frank (Sullivan’s Island) creates a world in which aspiring writer Beth Hayes, whose chirpy internal monologues and quiet uncertainties make her easily endearing, is as much a character as the house she lives in. After graduating from college in Boston, Beth returns to the South to spend a year house-sitting her family’s home, Island Gamble, while her mother, Susan, visits Paris. Frank’s portrayal of a large and complicated family is humorous and precise: there’s Susan, adoring and kind; Aunt Maggie, a stickler for manners; twin aunts Sophie and Allison, who run an exercise-and-vitamin empire; and uncles Timmy and Henry, the latter of whom has ties to Beth’s trust fund. Frank’s lovable characters occasionally stymie her pace; there’s almost no room left for Beth’s friends or her love affairs with sleazy Max Mitchell and cherubic Woody Morrison, though these become important later on. Frank is frequently funny, and she weaves in a dark undercurrent that incites some surprising late-book developments. Tight storytelling, winsomely oddball characters and touches of Southern magic make this a winner. (July)
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The Polished Hoe: A Novel

May 4th, 2009
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The Polished Hoe: A Novel by Austin Clarke

The Polished Hoe

Winner of both the Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, The Polished Hoe is acclaimed author Austin Clarke’s masterpiece. On a Caribbean island in the 1950s, elderly Mary Gertrude Mathilda commits murder. As she explains herself to police, her story exposes the ugly underbelly of life on Caribbean plantations, with its slavery and brutality.

“… brilliantly written dialogue, a rich, dancing patois that fills out the dimensions of the island’s painful history and its complex caste system.”—Publishers Weekly

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