Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The End of the Point - Book Review

The Porter family has escaped to their summer home on Ashaunt Point for generations. More than just a vacation home and some beach-front property, it becomes a sanctuary, a beacon, a comforting mainstay in the midst of changing times and family tragedy and drama.

Following the generations of Porters through World War II, the civil unrest of the seventies and into the turn of the century, The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver is a beautiful celebration of the resilience of family and the meaning of place.

Graver writes with an elegance and grace that forms her characters into living, breathing beings. Their relationships with each other are the complex relationships between family members. I was especially touched by the relationship and tension between mother and son. The characters make choices that will shape their lives. They live with regret or peace or possibly even just the wonder of what might have been.

While I struggle with words beautiful enough to convey the subtle and lovely message in The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver, I must say that it is one of my favorite books of the year.

The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver was published by Harper in March 2013.

**I received a complimentary copy of The End of the Point in exchange for my honest review. I received no additional compensation and all opinions are my own.**

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