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Longlisted for Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence
A New England Society Book Award Winner for Fiction
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No. This simple word, uttered on a summer porch in 1936, will haunt Kitty Milton for the rest of her life. Kitty and her husband, Ogden, are both from well-regarded families, and they summer on their island in Maine. But in 1959 New York City, two strangers enter the Miltons' circle. One captures the attention of Kitty's daughter, while the other makes each of them question what the family stands for. In the present day, the third generation of Miltons can't afford the island in Maine. And, after Evie Milton's mother dies, Evie digs into her mother's and grandparents' history, discovering an unsettling story that threatens the foundation of the Milton family myth.