Reunion Beach: Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank by Various Authors
In this warm and moving anthology, a group of best-selling authors and writers pay tribute to legendary, larger-than-life New York Times best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank and her literary legacy.
Inspired by the title Dorothea Benton Frank planned for her next book – Reunion Beach – these close friends and colleagues channeled their creativity, admiration, and grief into stories and poems that celebrate this remarkable woman and her abiding love for the Lowcountry of her native South Carolina – a land of beauty, history, charm, and Gullah magic she so brilliantly brought to life in her acclaimed novels.
From Elin Hilderbrand, number-one New York Times best-selling author, a sequel to Summer of ’69.
From Adriana Trigiani, New York Times best-selling author, comes a heartwarming, humorous interview from the hereafter with Pat Conroy and Dorothea Benton Frank, two beloved icons of Southern literature.
From Patti Callahan, best-selling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis and Surviving Savannah, comes The Bridemaids, a story about a trip to the South Carolina beach.
From Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times best-selling author, Mother and Child Reunion, a heartwarming story set under the warm South Carolina sun.
Reunion Beach also features letters, short stories, poems, and essays from:
Mary Norris, New York Times best-selling author and staff writer for The New Yorker
Cassandra King Conroy, best-selling and award-winning author of Tell Me A Story
Nathalie Dupree, James Beard Award-winning cookbook author
Marjory Wentworth, former Poet Laureate of South Carolina
Gervais Hagerty, author of In Polite Company
Jacqueline Bouvier Lee, Peter Frank, Victoria Peluso, and William Frank
Infused with Dorothea Benton Frank’s remarkable spirit, Reunion Beach is a literary homage and beautiful audio keepsake that keeps this dearly missed writer’s flame burning bright.
These stories etc. are a celebration of the late author Dorothea Benton Frank. I felt all kinds of emotions while reading the book, not only because of the content, but also because it is a great tribute to a woman lost too soon from those who knew and loved her.
I enjoyed the book and very much and would 100% recommend it. I also enjoyed the narration.
The fact that all of these authors wanted to contribute to this book is a testament to what kind of woman Dorothea was. After reading this I am sad that I haven’t read a book by her, yet.