Read North Haven Online Free - Sarah Moriarty’s stunning debut is a portrait of the family scars and faults passed along the generations, brilliantly capturing life on the Maine coastline, where time seems to stand still even as the waters never stop moving.
On an island in Maine, four siblings arrive at their sprawling, old summer place for the Fourth of July. It’s the Willoughbys’ first summer without their parents, and their beloved house is falling apart. When a substantial offer is made on the estate, the two brothers and two sisters are forced to confront issues they had hoped to keep hidden.
An homage to the layers and limits of the family bond, North Haven explores the shifting allegiances between siblings as they contend with their inheritance, the truth of family lore, and even the veracity of their own memories. This lyrical and moving novel delves into the secret world that exists between parents, one their children don’t fully understand, much as they may think they do.
|Number of Pages||:||300 pages|
May 09, 2017
This is a generous rating. I slogged through this, hoping that there would be a revelatory reward at the end. And I was greeted with what amounted to a "sign-off" at the end. A resolution to be sure, but with absolutely nothing on how we got from the end of the prior chapter to the ending. A book...
May 04, 2017
North Haven is an ambitious family drama that ultimately fails to find its true north.
I am a glutton for novels set in summer on the northeastern US seashore and so was immediately drawn in by this book's description. The story reunites four siblings (plus one spouse) at their family's island ho...
May 24, 2017
(I chose this as an Amazon Prime Kindle First read so thankfully it was free.)
I had high hopes for this based on the synopsis. My hopes were dashed against those Maine rocks and then some.
First, I didn't really care for any of the characters. It felt like the author was trying to make them all...
June 21, 2017
This was an excellent book - until the last five pages. I felt that I knew the protagonists, two sisters, two brothers and a sister-in-law who meet at the family's summer home on an island off the coast of Maine, and in places the book is lyrical. But the ending is incomplete, and does not flow o...
May 06, 2017
This book takes place on an island off the coast of Maine, a place I love. It recounts a Summer when four adult siblings return to their family's cottage, their first time since the death of their mother. Their ages range from 19 to 39, and the youngest was born after the older ones had left home...
May 07, 2017
I received this book free with my Amazon Prime account. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy it at all. The subject matter and foul language was very hard for me to slog through. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
May 05, 2017
Well Told Family Drama
I understand why there are such strong feelings about this book. Reading the reviews it's evident that people either love it or hate it. There was no middle ground. The start was a little slow but then as I continued to read, I started to see each of the family as individua...
September 04, 2017
Ugh. Why did I read this? I thought it was going to actually go somewhere, that we would get some understanding or closure on the four main characters and how they decide what to do about their family-owned beach home upon the deaths of their parents. At times this book had promise. It was a long...
May 29, 2017
Left me wanting more
I really got caught up with the characters. I loved the way the story read. When I saw that I had read the last word, I said out loud, "Oh no, it can't be the end!" I haven't checked yet but I'm hoping there is more of this family to come.
June 14, 2017
Well, I succumbed to another prime Kindle book.…
This book has decent writing and character development, but it's sort of a depressing set of characters without a lot of direction. There was very little wrapping up of the many dysfunctional ends. I just don't get the point of laying out, in great...