Osprey Island by Thisbe Nissen

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As summer begins on Osprey Island, preparations at the Lodge -- the island’s one and only hotel — are underway for the busy season. On maintenance and housekeeping there’s Lance and Lorna Squire, Osprey locals and raging drinkers; and their irrepressible son Squee. There are college boys to wait tables and Irish girls to clean rooms. And a few unusual returnees, too: Suzy Chizek, single mom and daughter of the Lodge’s owners, who’s looking for a parentally funded vacation; and Roddy Jacobs, another former local, who has come back after a mysterious twenty-year absence. But when tragedy strikes, dark secrets explode, dividing the island community over the fate of a young boy suddenly more vulnerable to his violent father than ever. In the uniquely ephemeral atmosphere of a summer resort, Thisbe Nissen unfolds, with charecteristic warmth and charm, an ever-deepening story of lost loves and found romance, of loyalties and betrayals; and of lingering–sometimes fleeting–joy.

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About Thisbe Nissen

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Thisbe Nissen is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and she is a former James Michener Fellow. A native New Yorker, she now lives, writes, gardens, and collages in Iowa City, Iowa.Thisbe Nissen’s Out of the Girls’ Room and into the Night and The Good People of New York are available in Vintage paperback.
Published December 18, 2007 by Anchor. 304 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Thisbe Nissen's second novel, OSPREY ISLAND, is a tale of homecomings gone wrong, summer jobs turned horrific and long-hidden secrets reveals in the aftermath of a deadly fire on a resort island off the eastern seaboard in the late 1980s.

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