Saturday, October 15, 2022
National Book Award-winning author Julia Glass’s new book, Vigil Harbor, is the story of two unexpected visitors who arrive in an insular coastal village, then threaten the equilibrium of a community already confronting climate instability, political violence, and domestic upheavals. Vigil Harbor transcends the mood of collective but cloistered worry and becomes a novel about what remains.
In Alice Elliott Dark’s Fellowship Point, two octogenarian women whose long friendship is entangled with their families’ landholdings in coastal Maine, seek to save the acreage from development, and as they do, they must also confront their past choices and find some peace in the present. The New York Times calls it “a novel rich with social and psychological insights, both earnest and sly, big ideas grounded in individual emotions, a portrait of a tightly knit community made up of artfully drawn, individual souls.”