If you’re lounging on the beach this summer, there’s one author that needs a place in your picnic basket: Elin Hilderbrand.
Her books are perfect for the vacationer, which is why she has earned the appropriate title, “the “Queen of the Summer Novel.” As it says on her website (linked above), she “loves longhand” is a “good cook and a terrible gardener,” and continues to fight breast cancer.
Her latest book, The Rumor (Little, Brown and Company), will be available on June 16 and it’s bound to deliver the warm-weather goods. It’s about a Nantucket writer who hits the dreaded writer’s block wall at the worst time. We won’t ruin the story for you, but let’s just say that “summer’s explosive events come to a head.”
If you’d like some more ideas for your summer reading list, check out our Beach Bum’s Guide to Good Reads and we also got three great recommendations from our friends at Tattered Cover Bookstore. As for Hilderbrand, we’re sure she has plenty to say concerning her life as a writer and her latest novel.
So, make sure to tune into our Live Chat with Hilderbrand on Monday at 3 p.m. And if you’re new to Hilderbrand’s work, how’s about checking out:
The Matchmaker: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand (Back Bay Books, 2015)
Dabney Kimball Beech, a 48-year-old Nantucketer, has a gift for matchmaking. She’s so good, in fact, that some thinks she actually has some kind of mystical power. But her husband, a celebrated economist, and her daughter, a girl who is clearly engaged to the wrong guy, might disagree. Dabney has been right an amazing 42 times but unfortunately, she wasn’t right about her own destiny- unless she gets a second chance, which she’ll have to take advantage of before it’s too late.