'Maine delves into the secrets and simmering emotions of one dysfunctional family over the course of a single summer month... Rich and exhilarating... The dialogue sizzles... Maine does not falter. You don't want this novel to end.' Lily King, New York Times Book Review 'This read will transport you... The cast of quirky characters will have you laughing out loud and aching for their regrets in the same chapter, pining for more pages when it comes to an end.' Marie Claire 'Bittersweet, true to life, Maine is a reminder that every family should be celebrated however dysfunctional.' Bella Pollen, author of The Summer of the Bear 'Simple yet elegant, sometimes funny, often sad and always convincing. By the end, I felt as if I knew the characters intimately. Their shared history, with all its secrets, guilt, fear and hope, will definitely stay with me.' Emma Henderson, author of Grace Williams Says It Loud
The Kelleher's beachfront holiday house creaks under a weight of secrets.
A place where cocktails follow morning mass and children eavesdrop, it is home to matriarch Alice, who would trade every floorboard for a chance to undo the events of one night, decades before.
As summer arrives and the women in Alice's family descend on the shore, it soon becomes clear that these mothers and daughters have been deeply hurt by the people they love the most. But as this fierce, irrational love burns ever brighter, anger builds and painful secrets are unearthed.