“First novelist Ducharme has laced her novel with the sounds and the smells of the North Carolina shoreline. Racism and Southern tradition run along parallel paths in this affecting debut, where gentlemen can be less than honorable and enslavement doesn’t always involve chains.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Diann Ducharme gives us a beautiful sense of this place by the sea, of a country in conflict, of death and redemption, and of new love.” Stephanie Cowell, author of Claude & Camille and Marrying Mozart
“The Outer Banks House is a beautifully written and deeply moving story of a sheltered young woman’s awakening to life, love, and the injustice of discrimination against former slaves. In theme and impact, shades of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. In the evocative setting and fresh voice, a unique novel all its own.”–Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author
From the Hardcover edition.