Sarah Blake is the author of the novels Grange House and the New York Times best seller The Postmistress. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two sons.
MFOB FEATURED BOOK: The Guest Book
No. It is a simple word, uttered on a summer porch in 1936. And it will haunt Kitty Milton for the rest of her life.
Kitty and her husband, Ogden, are both from families considered the backbone of the country. But this refusal will come to be Kitty’s defining moment, and its consequences will ripple through the Milton family for generations. For while they summer on their island in Maine, anchored as they are to the way things have always been, the winds of change are beginning to stir.
Moving through three generations and back and forth in time, The Guest Book asks how we remember and what we choose to forget. It shows the untold secrets we inherit and pass on, unknowingly echoing our parents and grandparents. Sarah Blake’s triumphant novel tells the story of a family and a country that buries its past in quiet, until the present calls forth a reckoning.