Grand Central Publishing
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
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Contemporary Women's Fiction
"Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was
possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was
In the spring of 1984, high school
students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply,
irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of
the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the
realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North
Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a
close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart,
setting them on radically divergent paths.
twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back
to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor
who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither
has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can
forget the passionate first love that forever changed their
lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck
left behind for them, they realize that everything they
thought they knew -- about Tuck, about themselves, and about
the dreams they held dear -- was not as it seemed. Forced to
confront painful memories, the two former lovers will
discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made.
And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will
ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite
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