Set in present day over the course of a week in the middle of a hot summer, Sarah Moriarty’s lyrical and moving novel is about much more than what to do with an inheritance; it is about making peace with inheritances of a more emotional kind. The decisions the parents made a long time ago have caused the brothers and sisters to hold back truths from each other. North Haven delves into the secret world that exists between parents, one their children don’t fully understand, much as they may think they do.
I’ve never been to Maine but after reading this novel, I felt like I could taste and smell the salty sea air. I found myself completely engrossed in a big, complicated family who reminded me that even on a picturesque island, there is always more than meets the eye.
- Carmen Johnson, Editor