The End of the Point: A Novelby Elizabeth Graver, Hillary Huber (Read by)
Ashaunt Point, Massachusetts, has anchored life for generations of the Porter family, who summer along its remote, rocky shore. But in 1942, the US Army arrives on the Point, bringing havoc and change. That summer, the two older Porter girls—teenagers Helen and Dossie—run wild while their only brother, Charlie, goes off to train for war. The
Ashaunt Point, Massachusetts, has anchored life for generations of the Porter family, who summer along its remote, rocky shore. But in 1942, the US Army arrives on the Point, bringing havoc and change. That summer, the two older Porter girls—teenagers Helen and Dossie—run wild while their only brother, Charlie, goes off to train for war. The children’s Scottish nurse, Bea, falls in love. And youngest daughter Janie is entangled in an incident that cuts the season short.
An unforgettable portrait of one family’s journey through the second half of the twentieth century, Elizabeth Graver’s The End of the
Point artfully probes the hairline fractures hidden beneath the surface of our lives and traces the fragile and enduring bonds that connect us.
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is the author of the novels Awake, The Honey Thief, and Unravelling;
her short story collection Have You Seen Me? won the Drue Heinz
Literature Prize. She is the mother of two daughters and teaches English and creative writing at Boston College.
Hillary Huber, a Los Angeles–based voice talent with hundreds of commercials and promos under her belt, was bitten by the audiobook bug in 2005. She now records books on a regular basis and has been nominated for several Audie Awards. Her recent recordings for Blackstone include Skinny Bastard, The Art of Social War, and The Cheater.
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Well written but I kept waiting for a story to develop and hoped it would get better, neither happened. Boring people who had no real problems while living and then....... wait for it......they died. If you grew up in the same geographical area as where this novel took place maybe you could enjoy how it goes on and on about living next to the ocean. Blah blah blah, who cares.
I really enjoyed this book. The way the author weaved the story of the generations together was compelling. And as someone who spent all her childhood summers at the beach, I could relate to the way the characaters felt about their beloved summer escape.
This book includes many strings of details which can quickly deflate the anticipation of turning the next page. Kept waiting for the plot to kick in but did not. Did not hold my interest.