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New release: Wise Men

Wise Men

About the book:

Almost overnight, Arthur Wise has become one of the wealthiest and most powerful attorneys in America. His first big purchase is a simple beach house in a place called Bluepoint, a town on the far edge of the flexed arm of Cape Cod.

It’s in Bluepoint, during the summer of 1952, that Arthur’s teenage son, Hilly, makes friends with Lem Dawson, a black man whose job it is to take care of the house but whose responsibilities quickly grow. When Hilly finds himself falling for Lem’s niece, Savannah, his affection for her collides with his father’s dark secrets. The results shatter his family, and hers.

Years later, haunted by his memories of that summer, Hilly sets out to find Savannah, in an attempt to right the wrongs he helped set in motion. But can his guilt, and his good intentions, overcome the forces of history, family, and identity?

A beautifully told multigenerational story about love and regret, Wise Men confirms that Stuart Nadler is one of the most exciting young writers at work today

About the author:

Stuart Nadler is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was awarded a Truman Capote Fellowship and a Teaching-Writing Fellowship. Recently, he was the Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. His fiction has appeared in The Atlantic. He is the author of the story collection The Book of Life.

Challenge Update

Congratulations go out to Reagan Arthur who has been chosen to head up Little, Brown — her official title will be senior v-p and publisher. While we are thrilled for Ms. Arthur, her promotion does mean some changes for the Reagan Arthur Books Challenge. The three -year old Reagan Arthur imprint will be closing; and as a result, there will be no new Reagan Arthur titles. However, if you read one of the earlier Reagan Arthur books, we’d still love for you to let us know so we can link to it here.

It’s been a pleasure hosting this very fun challenge for the past few years. Thanks for reading these books and sharing your thoughts with us.

Kathy and Julie