Peregrine Island


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$16.95  $15.76
She Writes Press
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5.4 X 0.8 X 8.5 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

As a journalist for Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, Holiday Magazine, and Greenwich Review, Diane B. Saxton covered everything from torture victims to psychics, animal rights activists, exotic travel, and movie producers. A new chapter opened up for her after interviewing Amnesty International US founder Hannah Grunwald. Alarmed that the stories of incredible and influential lives such as Grunwald's could be lost as the Greatest Generation passes, Saxton began capturing their histories and compiled them into a 1,000-page biographical collection, which became the inspiration for her next novel. She brings the same gift for storytelling with illuminating subtext to her debut novel, Peregrine Island. Saxton divides her time between New York City and the Berkshires, where she lives with her husband, dogs and horses.


"With a roster of carefully crafted characters and a deftly woven plot, Peregrine Island is a riveting read from beginning to end and clearly showcases author Diane Saxton as a consummately skilled novelist. While highly recommended for community and academic library Literary Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that Peregrine Island is also available in a Kindle format."
--James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review "Stay away from Peregrine Island, unless you want to be enchanted by a different kind of writer telling a different kind of story in a style that is as transporting as it is magical. I'd like to see Chloe Sevigny in the film version."
--Lewis B. Frumkes, author of Advice for Young Writers

"I was immediately captivated by the salt-drenched air and nuanced beauty of Peregrine Island. Inhabited by three generations of women--a spirited girl, a prodigal daughter, and a matriarch--haunted by a work of art, this story is reminiscent of the best of Daphne du Maurier. In lush prose, Diane B. Saxton reveals a family ripe with secrets on the cusp of discovering a tempestuous past. A lovely novel!"
--Katharine Davis, author of Capturing Paris, A Slender Thread and East Hope

"As the layers of mystery and history surrounding an heirloom painting are peeled back, a riveting drama fraught with accusations of greed and distrust, and laced with ripe passion, unfolds. ‪Peregrine Island is told through the eyes of three generations of family members, silently bound by their unflinching gazes and ultimately tender insights on the meaning of love and family, reaching across time and space, stripped down to their essence on the raw, blustery shores of the Sound."
--Ann Volkwein, author of The Arthur Avenue Cookbook and Chinatown New York

"A rich tale of lust and avarice, love and longing, Saxton's novel is a beguiling page-turner. The story unfolds through the voices of its three related narrators, each with a unique temperament, each propelling the action to its mesmerizing conclusion. The book, at once a mystery and a love story, is nothing short of spellbinding.‬‬‬"
--Jean P. Moore, author of Water on the Moon

"Vanity Fair and Huffington Post journalist Saxton keeps the reader guessing until the novel's conclusion, which reveals the unexpected ways in which the two families are intertwined in the past as well as the present."