July 21, 2018
There’s something about a beach town. I have many favorites all over the country–all over the world, even. But Narragansett and Point Judith, Rhode Island will always belong to a special college summer I once spent there.
So it’s no coincidence that I based my fictionalized that setting for one of my most popular books–the ultimate beach read, Summer by the Sea.
Rosa’s restaurant, Celesta’s-By-the-Sea, is a tribute to her deeply-missed mother. Alex is the unattainable boy, a member of the “summer people” tribe.