When lonely corporate wife Joanna Harrison runs away to Pawleys Island, she has no idea what happens next. But as a new life takes root, thanks to a passionate fisherman and a commitment to save endangered turtles, demands from her old life may force her to return. The Richest Season is a stunning debut that will resonate with any woman who’s ever fantasized about leaving home to find herself.
“Beautifully written . . . Lets readers into the characters’ thoughts and feelings as they struggle to understand how the past has led them to their present situations.”
“A page-turner that will appeal to every woman who has ever felt lonely and isolated . . .”
—Raleigh News & Observer
“One of the best books I have ever read . . .”
“A compelling debut novel that tells the story of one woman’s courage to leave it all behind . . .”
“Skillful plotting keeps pages turning . . .”
—Publishers Weekly “In Maryann McFadden’s brave and carefully made novel, The Richest Season, two women set out on open-ended odysseys, one to find her life, one to find meaning in her death. Lonely Joanna gives up all she knows for a single chance at all she needs. When they meet, Grace relinquishes her aloof solitude to embrace life at its end, banking on the borrowed courage of a stranger. McFadden is out of the gate and on her way.”
–Jacquelyn Mitchard, author ofThe Deep End of the Ocean and Still Summer
“Set in the fabled landscape of South Carolina’s Low Country, The Richest Season takes us on a heartrending journey of discovery. Maryann McFadden is an exciting new author who writes with compassion, wisdom, and astonishing skill.”
–Cassandra King, author of Queen of Broken Hearts and The Same Sweet Girls
“The Richest Season is filled with so much honesty and searching and struggle involving three characters whom I grew to love, that I hated to come to the end.”
–Paulette Bates Alden, author of Crossing the Moon and Feeding the Eagles
If you would like to learn more, please enter your e-mail below to receive news alerts, event info or other promotions.