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The Islanders (Sept. 17)

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“Robinson is at his expansive best, reaching into a fraught American moment while retaining his gift for creating endearing characters...I was enthralled from first page to last, and couldn’t wait to get back to the island.”

–Monica Wood, author of When We Were the Kennedys, The One-in-a-Million Boy, and How to Read a Book


Shaken by problems at home, confused by the motives of a new love, and reeling from a public meltdown, high school hockey star Walt McNamara joins an exclusive new leadership program controlled by the ultra-wealthy summer residents of Whaleback Island, a granite and spruce oasis off the coast of Maine. But this is no paradise; secrets lurk in its murky waters. 


As Walt and his fellow misfits, including the determined Aubrey and fierce Tess, are pushed physically and mentally by ex-military instructors, exposed truths from the island’s past and present slowly reveal the reasons behind their intense training. With danger mounting, Walt, Aubrey, Tess, and the others must use their new skills to sort friend from foe and find a way to survive. 


In The Islanders, award-winning author Lewis Robinson has crafted his most irresistible book yet: a suspenseful reckoning of class conflict in America, with a vivid tale of friendship and family at its heart. 

The Islanders (Sept. 17)