Neve Halloran and her daughter have shared a fierce love for
the austere beauty of Rhode Island’s South County ever since Neve guided
Mickey’s first baby steps along the sandy shore. Now, with Mickey a teenager
and Neve’s last hope for happiness with her daughter’s loving but unstable
father gone, both will struggle to make a new life together amid the windswept
landscape that sustains them.
Captivated by a fragile wildlife sanctuary, Mickey will move
toward womanhood in the company of a lonely boy who shares her instinctive way
with the creatures of the coast. And Neve will find herself drawn to a man who
has devoted his life to the sanctuary, but who is unable to share the pain of a
recent loss—or reconnect with the father who still bears the scars of World War
As winter gives way to spring, and spring to summer, a
secret will emerge that has lain buried in the depths just offshore for
decades, a secret that will galvanize the small seaside community. For the
waters bear their own vestige of the past—and their ceaseless rhythms may point
the way to hope and new beginnings.
Lyrical, luminous, and utterly captivating, The Edge of Winter is Luanne Rice at her
most penetrating and insightful, in a moving exploration of the bonds that
shape us and set us free. Download and start listening now!