Sarah Blake

Sara McCranie

Sarah Blake is the author of the novels Grange House, the New York Times bestseller The Postmistress, and The Guest Book (Flatiron Books), a book, The Washington Post calls, “…monumental in a way that few novels dare attempt.” Kitty Milton and her husband, Ogden, are both from families considered the backbone of the country. But as they summer on their island in Maine, anchored as they are to the way things have always been, the winds of change are beginning to stir. 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. This new generation insists the times are changing. And in one night, everything does. Moving through three generations and back and forth in time, The Guest Book asks how we remember and what we choose to forget. It shows the untold secrets we inherit and pass on, unknowingly echoing our parents and grandparents. Sarah Blake’s triumphant novel tells the story of a family and a country that buries its past in quiet, until the present calls forth a reckoning.