VIRTUAL: Hannah McKinnon (Message in the Sand) Author Talk and Q&A

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Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café present an author talk and Q&A with Hannah McKinnon for the release of the new book Message in the Sand. 
 This event is free, but registration is required. Registration details are at the bottom of this page.

About the Book

An emotional and unforgettable tale of a small town irrevocably affected by an unforeseen and shocking event—from the author of the “charming gem of a novel” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Mystic Summer.

Wendell Combs is as local as they come. Born and raised in the small town of Saybrook, Connecticut, his venture into the larger world was met with heartbreak. Now, middle-aged and a confirmed bachelor, he seeks solitude from his tour of duty as a soldier back in his hometown, working as head caretaker for wealthy Alan Lancaster’s forty-acre estate, White Pines, a place he has come to love for its beauty, peace, and quiet.

Alan’s eldest daughter, fifteen-year-old Julia, also loves White Pines, but for very different reasons. She and her little sister spend their days riding horses, swimming in the lake, and painting landscapes inspired by the property they adore. While her parents prepare to host their annual summer gala fundraiser, Julia’s eyes are set to the simpler joys of summer: she’s fallen in love with the boy-next-door and longs for their next encounter.

But as the last guests leave on that magical summer night, a tragedy no one could have predicted suddenly occurs, shaking the entire town to its core. Wendell and Julia now face an uncertain future. At the height of their grief, two very different women return to Saybrook: Ginny Feldman, Wendell’s first love, who cannot stay away any longer, and Candace Lancaster, Julia’s estranged aunt who wants nothing to do with the town or the family estate she escaped decades earlier. Now, the only familiar things Julia has to cling to are Wendell and White Pines, but it looks like she’s about to lose both...

With Hannah McKinnon’s “sharp and evocative” (Kirkus Reviews) prose, this stirring and affecting tale explores the connection between people and place and what, ultimately, makes up the fabric of a family.

About Hannah McKinnon

Hannah Roberts McKinnon is the award winning author of six women's fiction and beach read novels with Simon and Schuster. Her titles include Message in the Sand, The View From Here, Sailing Lessons, The Summer House, Mystic Summer, and The Lake Season. She previously published two YA novels, Franny Parker and The Properties of Water, with FSG/MacMillan.

Hannah lives in Fairfield County, CT with her family. When not spending time with family and friends or writing in her home office she can be found in her backyard chasing chickens, wrangling rescue dogs, or at the lake.

Visit her author website at www.hannahmckinnon.com, on Instagram at @hannahmckinnonwrites and on Twitter at @hannahmckinnon

 
Event date: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 6:30pm
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Message in the Sand: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982114572
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - June 15th, 2021

An emotional and unforgettable tale of a small town irrevocably affected by an unforeseen and shocking event—from the author of the “charming gem of a novel” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Mystic Summer.

Wendell Combs is as local as they come.