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The Promise: A Novel

The Promise: A Novel

by Ann Weisgarber

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From the author of The Personal History of Rachel DuPree (soon to be a major motion picture)!

“This second engaging novel from Weisgarber . . . has shades of Willa Cather, Sinclair Lewis, and Conrad Richter.”— Publishers Weekly, starred review

Young pianist Catherine Wainwright flees the fashionable town of Dayton, Ohio, in the wake of a terrible scandal. Heartbroken and facing destitution, she finds herself striking up correspondence with a childhood admirer, the recently widowed Oscar Williams. In desperation, she agrees to marry him, but when Catherine travels to Oscar’s farm on Galveston Island, Texas—a thousand miles from home—she finds she is little prepared for the life that awaits her. The island is remote, the weather sweltering, and Oscar’s little boy Andre is grieving hard for his lost mother. And though Oscar tries to please his new wife, the secrets of the past sit uncomfortably between them.

Meanwhile, for Nan Ogden, Oscar’s housekeeper, Catherine’s sudden arrival has come as a great shock. For not only did she promise Oscar’s first wife that she would be the one to take care of little Andre, but she has feelings for Oscar that she is struggling to suppress. And when the worst storm in a generation descends, the women will find themselves tested as never before.

The Promise, now available in paperback, received rave reviews from critics and captured the hearts of readers worldwide. Against the backdrop of the devastating Galveston hurricane of 1900, Ann Weisgarber tells a heartbreaking story with two unforgettable voices.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634506298
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 187,573
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Ann Weisgarber was born and raised in Kettering, Ohio. She has lived in Boston, Massachusetts, and Des Moines, Iowa. She is the author of The Promise, which was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction;The Personal History of Rachel Dupree, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers; and The Glovemaker, which won the 2020 WILLA Literary Award in Historical Fiction and was a finalist for the Western Writers of America’s 2020 Spur Award for Best Western Historical Fiction, the 2019 David J. Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction, and the 2019 Association for Mormon Letters Award for Novel. She lives in Galveston, Texas.

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