Avalon is a little town on the Jersey Shore named for an ancient land in the tales of King Arthur. It is a story of love and loss, of betrayal and forgiveness, mirroring the famous legend. Mariah, brought back to the town after a long absence in order to save her family's crumbling Victorian, is forced to confront her past and unravel a mystery that has haunted her since she left in 1978."...there's a dreamy feel to the talk of storms and romance, adolescence and adulthood, and ancient stories and second chances. And that mood fits well with the ideas raised: of ocean waves that soften what they touch but never erase it, of a place changed by time yet still somehow outside of time, and of connections that change but never disappear. An emotional tale built of lightweight materials that has a surprising and satisfying depth." Kirkus Reviews
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About the Author
When forced to leave Avalon, Gina Miani lives in Buffalo, NY with her husband and three daughters.
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Avalon based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
What a great novel spanning several generations of memories of summer life on the Jersey shore. The author has created realistic characters and an intriguing story line that reveals surprises as the story unfolds. It brings back memories of what life was like when I was 16 and beginning to feel grown up.
My family has been summering in Avalon,, NJ since 1950. All members could relate to the characters, locations referred to and life in Avalon in our teen years.So did many of my neighbors who have spent summers there.