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Book and Brew Gift Box
Few things go better together than a great book and a delicious cup of coffee. For a limited time, you can get an Islandport logo mug, 8 oz. of delightful Lobster Butter Love coffee beans, and a choice from one of three books (Blue Summer, Straw Man, Closer All The Time, or Whatever it Takes) to complete a special gift package. All this goodness for just $24.95.
“Blue Summer is a heartbreaking testament to youth, loss, love and the painfully inevitable passage of time."
Author Jim Nichols, award-winning novelist, explores fate, abuse, and delayed justice as they play out on an emotional and gritty landscape in his new coming-of-age novel, Blue Summer.
Cal Shaw is a forty-year-old washed-out musician fresh from jail and haunted by ghosts of his past and memories of his cold mother and angry stepfather. As Cal tries to make sense of his existence, living as far away from his family as he can, a snippet of melody comes to him—timeless and haunting. But before he can finish it, his past asserts itself with a phone call that the family friend who redeemed his childhood is dying and it's time to come home. In this taut, compelling novel, Jim Nichols writes a riveting coming-of-age story that explores the bittersweet fate of a boy torn apart by loss and domestic abuse and the justice he eventually delivers, all the while writing a melody that tries to make sense of it all—a song he calls