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WINNER — 2019 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS BEST WOMEN’S FICTION
SILVER MEDALIST — 2019 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER AWARDS BEST ADULT FICTION
FINALIST — NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS BEST WOMEN’S FICTION
FINALIST — NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS BEST REGIONAL FICTION
SEMI-FINALIST — WILLIAM FAULKNER-WILLIAM WISDOM CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION BEST NOVEL

“A VERY VINEYARD BOOK… A GREAT, MOVING READ.” — CARLY SIMON 

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At the IPPY Awards, May 2019

Buy SPLIT ROCK on Amazon — a bestseller in the “Mother & Children” category for novels.

SPLIT ROCK is also in stock on Martha’s Vineyard at Edgartown Books, Bunch of Grapes, Rainy Day, Off Main, Nobnocket Boutique Inn, Alley’s General Store, The Granary Gallery, Driftwood Jewelry, Cronig’s, Winnetu Oceanside Resort, Wayward Wampum, Katama Store, and the Hob Knob. On the Cape at Eight Cousins Bookstore, Titcomb’s Books, Yellow Umbrella Books, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Books by the Sea, and The Brewster Bookstore. In Northern California at Book Passage, Corte Madera, Sausalito, and the Ferry Building in San Francisco; Book Depot, Marin; Books Inc throughout the Bay Area (including San Francisco Airport): Kepler’s, Menlo Park; Ladera Gardens, Portola Valley; Coastside Books, Half Moon Bay; Pilgrim’s Way, Carmel. In Rye, NY: Arcade Books. In Bay Head, NJ: The Sun Also Rises.


From Publishers Weekly:
In 1997, forty-year-old Annie Tucker, wife and mother of three, inherits a house on Martha’s Vineyard from her beloved and recently deceased Aunt Faye. She decides to spend the summer there with her young children. Gordon, Annie’s ambitious husband, plans to come out on weekends from their home in Maryland, but a business crisis forces him back overseas, leaving Annie and the children on the island without him for most of the summer. Annie must deal with grieving her aunt, inheriting a dog, being a single parent, and the reappearance of Chase, her first love, while her romantic notions of the Vineyard—and people—are tested […] Eger’s prose is smooth and polished, and story highlights include pivotal ocean scenes that pull the reader into the tumultuous water alongside Annie.”

From Kirkus Reviews:
“In this debut novel, a married woman confronts her might-have-beens and searches for her true self. An intelligent, sensitive storyteller with a strong sense of place, vividly evoking Martha’s Vineyard’s residents, landmarks, shops, and atmosphere, Eger writes dialogue, creates characters, and develops her tale with great skill […] This well-written work benefits from the heroine’s admirable willingness to examine herself honestly.”

From
 Amazon Reviews:
“Refreshing to find a book that is easy to read without being a typical romance novel. The romance here is multilayered. Annie’s romance with the island is as fascinating as is her romance with her family and husband. Both are challenged and tested throughout the story, and the journey involves the reader both in her life and in her very being. This is the kind of book you want to curl up with on the couch for the weekend.””Skillfully written novel that drew me in right to the last page. I did not want it to end. Friendships, acceptance, and so much more. I highly recommend this book!””I loved it! Always wanted to visit Martha’s Vineyard, and now I feel like I have. A great story, beautiful writing. I instantly related to Annie.””I just spent the whole delightful day reading Split Rock. I loved everyone in it… I’m going to miss them now that I’ve finished it. Thank you so much for the gift this book was — of love, and beauty and savoring — savoring the Vineyard, relationships, every ordinary beautiful moment.”

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