NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
In this entertaining anthology, a group of bestselling authors and writers pay tribute to legendary, larger-than-life New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank and her literary legacy.
Inspired by the title Dorothea Benton Frank planned for her next book—Reunion Beach—these close friends and colleagues channeled their creativity and admiration into stories and poems that celebrate this remarkable woman and her abiding love for the Lowcountry of her native South Carolina—and Charleston—a place of beauty, history, charm, and Gullah magic. From Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author, a sequel to Summer of ’69.From Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author, comes a poignant, humorous interview from the hereafter between Pat Conroy and Dorothea Benton Frank.From Patti Callahan, bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis and Surviving Savannah, comes The Bridemaids, a story about a girls trip to the South Carolina beach.From Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author, Mother and Child Reunion, a heartwarming story set under the warm South Carolina sun.Reunion Beach also features letters, short stories, poems, and essays from:Mary Norris, New York Times bestselling author and staff writer for The New YorkerCassandra King Conroy, bestselling and award-winning author of Tell Me A StoryNathalie Dupree, James Beard Award–winning cookbook authorMarjory Wentworth, former Poet Laureate of South CarolinaGervais Hagerty, author of In Polite CompanyJacqueline Bouvier Lee, Peter Frank, Victoria Peluso, and William FrankInfused with Dorothea Benton Frank’s witty spirit, Reunion Beach is a literary homage and beautiful keepsake that keeps this dearly missed writer’s flame burning bright.
About the Author
Elin Hilderbrand is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and the Iowa Writers Workshop. She has lived on Nantucket for 25 years and is the mother of three teenagers. Golden Girl is her twenty-fourth novel. Adriana Trigiani is the bestselling author of 18 books, which have been published in 36 countries around the world. She is a playwright, television writer/producer and filmmaker. She wrote and directed the film version of her novel Big Stone Gap, which was shot entirely on location in her Virginia hometown. She is co-founder of the Origin Project, an in-school writing program that serves more than a thousand students in Appalachia. She lives in Greenwich Village with her family. Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of 25 novels, including On Ocean Boulevard, which is the sixth installment of the Beach House series. More than 7.5 million copies of her books have been published worldwide, and she’s earned numerous accolades and awards.Patti Callahan is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fifteen novels, including Becoming Mrs. Lewis—The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis and Once Upon a Wardrobe, coming from Harper Muse this fall. In addition, she is the recipient of The Christy Award—A 2019 Winner "Book of the Year,” the Harper Lee Distinguished Writer of the Year for 2020, and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year for 2019.Cassandra King Conroy is an award-winning and bestselling novelist whose fiction has won the hearts of readers everywhere, especially in the American south. The widow of acclaimed author Pat Conroy, Cassandra resides in Beaufort, South Carolina, where she is honorary chair of the Pat Conroy Literary Center.Nathalie Dupree is the author of fourteen cookbooks. She is best known for her approachability and her understanding of Southern cooking, having started the New Southern Cooking movement now found in many restaurants throughout the United States, and co-authoring Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking. Marjory Wentworth is the New York Times bestselling author of Out of Wonder, Poems Celebrating Poets (with Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderley) and many other works and poems. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize six times. She is the current poet laureate of South Carolina. Wentworth serves on the Board of Advisors at the Global Social Justice Practice Academy, and she is a 2020 National Coalition Against Censorship Free Speech is for Me Advocate. She teaches courses in writing, social justice and banned books at The College of Charleston.