Annie Tucker’s world is upended. She’s lost her favorite aunt, inherited a house and dog on Martha’s Vineyard, and now finds herself alone there with three small children while her husband is away. When she runs into her old boyfriend, she must confront the life she has chosen with the life she might have had. This unforgettable novel weaves together themes of seduction, loss, and forgiveness with the power of love, family, and the ocean. Conjuring endearing characters on a charmed New England island, this is a treasure of a book.
Split Rock was a semi-finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition in 2015 (https://wordsandmusic.org/2015-finalists).
Praise for Split Rock
“An intelligent, sensitive storyteller with a strong sense of place, vividly evoking the Vineyard’s residents, landmarks, and atmosphere … Eger writes dialogue, creates characters, and develops her tale with great skill.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Eger’s prose is smooth and polished.” – Publishers Weekly
“A very Vineyard book … a great, moving read.” – Carly Simon