Publisher Berkley/Penguin Random House, June 4, 2019
New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry returns to the Lowcountry setting of The Bookshop at Water’s End with a novel of one woman’s homecoming–and the family memories that have shaped her life…
On her wedding day ten years ago, Lena Donohue experienced a betrayal so painful that she fled the small town of Watersend, South Carolina, and reinvented herself in New York City. Though now a freelance travel writer, the one place she rarely goes is home–until she learns of her dad’s failing health.
Returning to Watersend means seeing the sister she has avoided for a decade and the brother who runs their family’s Irish pub–and who has borne the burden of his sisters’ rift. As Alzheimer’s slowly steals their father’s memories, the siblings rush to preserve his life in stories and in photographs. His past will bring Lena’s own childhood into focus, including the special bond they shared–one that she never felt with her late mother–and make her realize that you can’t run away from family or the place where your heart truly belongs…
Patti Callahan Henry is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Her latest [The Favorite Daughter] is a story of reflection, forgiveness, and surprising twists.– Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
In THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER Patti Callahan Henry returns us to the sultry South Carolina Low Country where two sisters, the betrayer and the betrayed, must find a way to mend a family torn apart by long-hidden secrets. In exquisitely-wrought prose, Patti Henry lyrically examines the meaning of forgiveness and the inexorable tug of home. —Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The High Tide Club
“Patti Callahan Henry’s The Favorite Daughter is a layered, spellbinding novel about families and lovers and the meaning of home. Above all, it’s about memory, how it shapes us, fools us, and warms our hearts. This is one truly beautiful book.” —Nancy Thayer, author of A Nantucket Wedding