On Sale: June 13, 2017
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In the tradition of Jodi Picoult and Lisa Genova, this
gorgeously written, heartbreaking, yet hopeful debut set
during a Maine summer traces the lives of a young family
in the aftermath of tragedy.
In the coastal town of Alden, Maine, Hope and Jack Kelly
have settled down to a life of wedded bliss. They have a
beautiful family, a growing lobster business, and the
Salt House—the dilapidated oceanfront cottage they’re
renovating into their dream home. But tragedy strikes
when their young daughter doesn’t wake up from her
afternoon nap, taking her last breath without making a
A year later, each member of the Kelly family navigates
the world on their own private island of grief. Hope
spends hours staring at her daughter’s ashes, unable to
let go. Jack works to the point of exhaustion in an
attempt to avoid his crumbling marriage. Their daughters,
Jess and Kat, struggle to come to terms with the loss of
their younger sister while watching their parents fall
When Jack’s old rival, Ryland Finn, threatens his fishing
territory, he ignites emotions that propel the Kelly
family toward circumstances that will either tear them
apart—or be the path to their family’s future.
Told in alternating voices, The Salt House is a layered,
emotional portrait of marriage, family, friendship, and
the complex intersections of love, grief, and hope.
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