Tuesday, August 01, 2017

What is Meg Mitchell Moore reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Meg Mitchell Moore, author of The Captain's Daughter.

Her entry begins:
I always have at least two books going at once, one on audio, which I listen to when I’m in the car (often) or doing mundane household tasks (also, alas, often). I started this practice not so long ago, maybe a couple of years, and I’m astounded and delighted by how many more books I get through in a given year. If I had my druthers, I’d be sitting around reading for hours every day, but three busy kids, a 10-month-old puppy and deadlines for my own work make that nearly impossible. Currently I’m listening to The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder. If the title wasn’t enough to make me cotton to this book, the multiple point-of-view narration (my favorite kind), in-depth characterization, dark humor and...[read on]
About The Captain's Daughter, from the publisher:
For fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Emma Straub comes an emotionally gripping novel about a woman who returns to her hometown in coastal Maine and finds herself pondering the age-old question of what could have been

Growing up in Little Harbor, Maine, the daughter of a widowed lobsterman, Eliza Barnes could haul a trap and row a skiff with the best of them. But she always knew she’d leave that life behind. Now that she’s married, with two kids and a cushy front-row seat to suburban country club gossip in an affluent Massachusetts town, she feels adrift.

When her father injures himself in a boating accident, Eliza pushes the pause button on her own life to come to his aid. But when she arrives in Maine, she discovers her father’s situation is more dire than he let on. Eliza’s homecoming is further complicated by the reemergence of her first love–and memories of their shared secret. Then Eliza meets Mary Brown, a seventeen-year-old local who is at her own crossroad, and Eliza can’t help but wonder what her life would have been like if she’d stayed.

Filled with humor, insight, summer cocktails, and gorgeous sunsets, THE CAPTAIN’S DAUGHTER is a compassionate novel about the life-changing choices we make and the consequences we face in their aftermath.
Learn more about the book and author at Meg Mitchell Moore's website.

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--Marshal Zeringue