September By The Sea
A list of books centering on Cape Code as suggested by author Nina de Gramont, with additions by Algonquin Books Bog and books centering on the New England Coast suggested by readers at An Open Book.
An Open Book says: Set on the coast of New Hampshire and in the tradition of Melville, where we go to the sea to find ourselves, this book explores a journey of self.
Nina says: A brilliant, beautiful, and quirky love story between a Cape Cod librarian and the tallest boy in the world.
An Open Book says: Thoughtful and evocative of American family life framed by life in a coastal town.
Nina says: An epic imagining of the woman who received fleeting mention in Moby Dick. Where else would it begin but on the shores of Nantucket?
Algonquin's Book Blog says: set in Cape Cod..... It’s not to be missed. It falls into the category that Book Riot’s Rebecca Schinsky describes as “dark stories set in beautiful places.”
Nina says: The story of a house on Wing’s Neck, its meaning to a large extended family, and the difficulty of holding onto it.
An Open Book says: The sea is a prominent character in this engrossing book about family secrets and what we inherit.
Nina says: A terrifying and illuminating re-imagining of Ted Kennedy’s notorious accident on Chappaquiddick.
An Open Book says: Inspired by Elizabeth Van Arnim's Enchanted April, this lovely end-of-summer reads explores the restorative powers of community and the sea.
Nina says: Funny and deliciously engrossing, this novel tells the story of a writer who moves to Truro to ghostwrite a memoir for a wealthy and eccentric woman.