Catching Up with Elin Hilderbrand

Each week in this column, we’ll catch up with one of our island luminaries to see what they’ve been up to. Sometimes it will be in their own words, sometimes mine. This week the words belong to Elin Hilderbrand, who wrote me in early March.

Hi Gene —

Chip and I and the kids are in Perth, Australia for 7 weeks. It’s heaven on earth.

My new novel, The Castaways, is out in June of 2009. I am working on the copy-edited manuscript as we speak. The Castaways tells the story of four couples who are great friends, and on the first day of summer one of the couples dies in a sailing accident between Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. The novel deals with their friends’ reaction to the deaths and the complicated and overlapping bonds between them that are revealed.

Barefoot is coming out in mass market paperback in May, and A Summer Affair will be out in trade paperback in June.

I am currently writing my novel for the summer of 2010, which is set on Tuckernuck and will be called “Thirty Days on a Deserted Island.”

Bye for now


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