A sweet grown-up love story. Raichlen packs a lot into his first novel … the passages of locally harvested food and intense cooking are gorgeous. All the characters, from wounded Claire to her misfit daughter, Molly, to Molly’s biker boyfriend, Wrench, are touchingly drawn, and the slow development of the relationship of Claire and the Hermit (don’t worry, he has a name) is worth it. A beach book for smart people. ”
—Susan McGuire, Booklist
I'm a writer, lecturer and TV host based in Miami, Florida, and Martha's Vineyard. Day job is writing cookbooks--especially about barbecue (e.g., Planet Barbecue and Barbecue Bible), but Forge books (MacMillan) just published my first novel, Island...