On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It's a wedding for a magazine, or for a celebrity: the designer dress, the remote location, the luxe party favors, the boutique whiskey. The cell phone service may be spotty and the waves may be rough, but every detail has...
During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of thirtysomething friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten years ago. For this vacation, they've chosen an idyllic and isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands--the perfect place to get away and unwind by themselves. They arrive on December 30th, just before a historic blizzard seals the lodge off from the outside world. But after...
Back Bay Books, Little, Brown and Company
Rome, 1953. Hal, an itinerant journalist finds himself on the steps of a palazzo, walking into a world of privilege and light. On a rooftop above the city he meets the mysterious Stella. Together they escape the crowded party and imagine a different life, even if it's just for a night. Stella vanishes all too quickly, and Hal is certain their paths won't cross again. A year later an Italian Contessa asks Hal to act as a reporter on a yacht skimming...