On an evening in late summer, the great financier Harry
Wainwright, nearing the end of his life, arrives at a rustic fishing camp in a
remote area of Maine. He comes bearing two things: his wish for a day of
fishing in a place that has brought him solace for thirty years, and an
astonishing bequest that will forever change the lives of those around him.
the battlefields of Italy to the turbulence of the Vietnam era, to the private
battles of love and family, The Summer
Guest reveals the full history of this final pilgrimage and its meaning for
four people: Jordan Patterson, the haunted young man who will guide Harry on
his last voyage out; the camp’s owner Joe Crosby, a Vietnam draft evader who
has spent a lifetime “trying to learn what it means to be brave;” Joe’s wife,
Lucy, the woman Harry has loved for three decades; and Joe and Lucy’s daughter
Kate—the spirited young woman who holds the key to the last unopened door to
the past.As their stories unfold, secrets are revealed, courage is tested, and
the bonds of love are strengthened. And always center stage is the place
itself—a magical, forgotten corner of New England where the longings of the
human heart are mirrored in the wild beauty of the landscape.
powerful, and profound, The Summer Guest
reveals Justin Cronin as a storyteller of unique and marvelous talent. It is a
book to treasure. Download and start listening now!