Ashaunt Point, Massachusetts, has anchored life for
generations of the Porter family, who summer along its remote, rocky shore. But
in 1942, the US Army arrives on the Point, bringing havoc and change. That
summer, the two older Porter girls—teenagers Helen and Dossie—run wild while
their only brother, Charlie, goes off to train for war. The children’s Scottish
nurse, Bea, falls in love. And youngest daughter Janie is entangled in an
incident that cuts the season short.
An unforgettable portrait of one family’s journey through
the second half of the twentieth century, Elizabeth Graver’s The End of the
Point artfully probes the hairline fractures hidden beneath the surface of
our lives and traces the fragile and enduring bonds that connect us. Download and start listening now!