Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: THE HOUSE ON OYSTER CREEK by Heidi Jon Schmidt

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Pub. Date: June 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Format: Paperback , 368pp
ISBN-13: 9780451229922

Description (from the publisher):
Sensitive but practical, Charlotte Tradescome has come to accept the reticence of her older, work-obsessed husband Henry. Still, she hopes to create a life for their three-year-old daughter. So when Henry inherits a home on Cape Cod, she, Henry, and little Fiona move from their Manhattan apartment to this seaside community. Charlotte sells off part of Tradescome Point, inadvertently fueling the conflict between newcomers and locals. Many townspeople easily dismiss Charlotte as a "washashore." A rare exception is Darryl Stead, an oyster farmer with modest dreams and an open heart, with whom Charlotte feels the connection she's been missing. Ultimately he transforms the way she sees herself, the town, and the people she loves...

About the author (from the publisher):
Heidi Jon Schmidt has lived on Cape Cod for twenty-five years.She is the author of the acclaimed story collections The Rose Thieves, Darling? , and The Bride of Catastrophe. Click here to visit the author's lovely website.


Kay said...

I read this book last year and enjoyed it. There were some spots that bugged me, but it was overall a satisfying read. Hope you get it and enjoy it!

Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh yes, yes!!! This book is on my wish list too!!!

Jill said...

Looks like a great summer read!!

Toriz said...

Sounds like it would be a pretty good read!

The book I'm waiting for - not waiting for it to come out, but waiting to be able to get my hands on it - is book six in Terry Brooks's "A Kingdom Of Landover" series, "A Princess Of Landover." I've read the other five books in the series, and if the sixth book is anywhere near as good then it will be a fantastic read, I think!

librarypat said...

Sounds like an interesting story. I can relate to her "outsider" story.