The following is the prologue of my debut novel, Haven Point. Since the late 19th century, the Demarest family has spent summers on Haven Point, a remote enclave on the Maine coast. The novel tells the story of three generations of Demarest women, each of whom has a fraught relationship with the insular summer colony.
Haven Point is not in any way a political story, but it delivers a timely message for our political moment, as it explores the very human tendency toward pattern-seeking, and how the stories we tell ourselves, often unconsciously, can be tainted by grief, shame, fear and pride. At its heart, Haven Point is a meditation on the healing power of forgiveness, a commodity in short supply in our tribal and polarized time.
Haven Point is now available to purchase from Amazon and other booksellers.