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Publisher's Summary

With her unmatched gift for illuminating the joys and challenges of love and family, New York Times best-selling author Luanne Rice now gives listeners a mesmerizing new novel that reaches back into the past to find the key to a boundless future.

Neve Halloran and her daughter have shared a fierce love for the austere beauty of Rhode Island's South County ever since Neve guided Mickey's first baby steps along the sandy shore. Now, with Mickey a teenager and Neve's last hope for happiness with her daughter's loving but unstable father gone, both will struggle to make a new life together amid the windswept landscape that sustains them.

As winter gives way to spring, and spring to summer, a secret will emerge that has lain buried in the depths just offshore for decades, a secret that will galvanize the small seaside community. For the waters bear their own vestige of the past, and their ceaseless rhythms may point the way to hope and new beginnings.

Lyrical, luminous, and utterly captivating, The Edge of Winter is Luanne Rice at her most penetrating and insightful, in a moving exploration of the bonds that shape us and set us free.

©2007 Luanne Rice (P)2007 Books on Tape

Critic Reviews

"Once again Rice weaves together an involving tale of love, loss, and redemption, then deepens the story with a resonant appreciation for nature." (Booklist)
"Rice...draws her cast of appealing characters sharply...and her significant storytelling skills are fully deployed." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Jaye
  • Lutz, FL, USA
  • 03-12-07

couldn't get through it

I listened for about a hour and went back to the website to see if this book was in the Juvenile Fiction category. It was not. The story line was interesting enough, but there has to be more to the development of a relationship between characters than "looking deeply into each others' eyes." This happened one too many times for me and I wasn't halfway through the book. I don't plan to go back and finish it.

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  • Marydior
  • Oakville, ON, Canada
  • 03-18-11

Enjoyable

A great listen. Typical of Luanne Rice's other works this book has strong character and plot development and a well defined and delivered emotional context.

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enjoyable

Slow at first, but enjoyable once you get into it. The descriptions of the landscapes were my favorite part.