Thursday, August 05, 2010

Elin Hilderbrand: favorite summer books set in New England

Elin Hilderbrand's latest novel is The Island.

For The Daily Beast, she named her favorite summer books set in New England.

One title on the list:
by Susan Minot

This book is flawless. Summer wedding in Maine, evokes Bobby Darin and gin and tonics on the porch, and late-night lovemaking on top of canvas sails. It is such a gorgeous meditation on lost love... as heartbreaking as the end of summer. Finishing this book is like climbing into the old woody wagon and driving back to your real life. Please, just let me stay in this moment forever.
Read about another book recommended by Hilderbrand.

--Marshal Zeringue