An ambitious podcaster and her reclusive interviewee embark on a life-altering journey to uncover long-lost truths in this immersive story about love, travel, and family secrets. Forty years ago, aspiring writer Ann Fawkes left the United States for a Mediterranean adventure that opened her heart to travel and love. After a chance encounter propelled her into the publishing world, she released her first novel, an instant bestseller ― and the last book she ever wrote. Now, Ann lives a reclusive life in the San Juan Islands, hiding from the public and its probing questions. But when podcaster Maggie Whitaker convinces Ann to sit for an interview, Ann agrees on one condition: Maggie must keep her story off the record. Determined to change Ann’s mind before she loses her job, Maggie agrees. But as she learns about Ann’s life―particularly the love affair that inspired her novel and the decisions she made in its wake…
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (April 1, 2023); Pages: 413 pages; ISBN-10: 166250909X; ISBN-13: 978-1662509094; ASIN: B0B6C1KR7Q
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Author’s biography: Jennifer Gold is an award-winning author of discussable book club fiction. Her novels feature themes of love, second chances, and self-discovery. Her debut novel, The Ingredients of Us, won a 2020 Book Excellence Award and was a two-time 2020 International Book Awards finalist. Her second novel, Keep Me Afloat, received five award recognitions, including a CIBAs/SOMERSET Award First Place Winner honor. When she’s not writing, Gold can be found sipping coffee, enjoying the outdoors, or curling up with a book. Gold is a travel-obsessed romantic living in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three cats. Connect with her through jennifergoldauthor.com or her newsletter, which features sneak peeks of upcoming projects, photos from her travels, book recommendations, and more. Gold also loves connecting with fans on Instagram and TikTok (@jennifergoldauthor).