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On Big Sawyer island, life is as steady as the routine of the lobstermen who leave with the tide each morning and return with their haul each night. But for 40-year-old New Yorker Julia Bechtel, life and what’s important in it are about to be forever altered when she survives a terrible boat accident en route to the island. Now, in the company of her aunt and daughter, Julia finds herself feeling strangely connected to the tragedy’s other survivors - Noah, a divorced lobsterman, and Kim, a young woman rendered mute since her rescue - and newly outraged at the state of her marriage to a domineering man. Seeing the world with new eyes, Julia vows to embrace life with all of its joys and uncertainties. And the journey begins on Big Sawyer....
©2005 Barbara Delinsky (P)2011 Penguin Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Delinsky may be as adept at chronicling contemporary life in New England as any writer this side of John Updike." ( Times Union)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth B. Brandt on 05-24-11

OK But Not One of Delinsky's Best

I enjoyed this book but I did not think it was one of her best -- not in the same category with Coast Road or Three Wishes. Having said that, the story was engaging and the narrator was solid (a little too sweet voiced for me). I just thought she didn't really get below the surface on the central idea -- surving an accident that kills many others. Also, although the main character persists in saying that she is not running to a new man after shedding her olds man -- that's exactly what happens.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mary on 05-04-18

Enjoyable book about life on a Maine Island with excitement and romance

Interesting book set on a Maine Island. This book caught my interest since I vacationed in Maine for many years. Adding romance and some exciting adventures kept my interest throughout the book.

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