The Hills At Home
A rich and wonderfully comic family story written with wry wisdom and a rollicking prose style, The Hills At Home is a hilarious and touching exploration of the forces that strain and sustain a family, and the ties that bind them together. A New York Times Notable Book.
A Way From Home
Nancy Clark delights us not only with an unexpected middle-aged romance, but also with a richly worked canvas of place and history in this captivating and witty comedy about the waywardness of devotion and the elusive meaning of home. A Way From Home “entertains from beginning to end….. Clark is a superb storyteller”. The New York Times Book Review.
July and August
A funny, bittersweet, wonderfully peopled family saga of beginnings and endings, couplings and uncouplings, of new friendships and old alliances, July and August is a beautiful exploration of the ways that a family evolves over time — and the ways in which it remains the same. It is a rich summer story of love lost and found.
July and August – now in paperback!
A funny, bittersweet, and wonderfully peopled family saga from the acclaimed author of The Hills at Home, and a fitting farewell to the Hill clan.
Great-aunt Lily’s pile of a house in Towne, Massachusetts is once again the gathering place for her far-flung grandnieces and grandnephews. As always, their arrival brings a high summer of comedy and drama. While Lily struggles to get her new business venture off the ground, her granddaughter Sally befriends the local math whiz; brothers and software entrepreneurs Brooks and Rollins turn heads with their supermodel dates; Cousin Julie announces her wedding to a man who may or may not be imaginary; and the family faces the possibility of a final leave-taking of Aunt Ginger, who continues to dish up crucial life wisdom—whether it’s sought or not—while reclining on a lawn chair in the sun.
Acclaim for Nancy Clark’s Hill trilogy:
“Entertains from beginning to end. . . . Clark is a superb storyteller.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Jane Austen is alive. . . . The wittiest family portrait in years.” —The Christian Science Monitor
“There’s no averting one’s eyes from Clark’s story, which includes family intrigue, gossip, romance and, of course, more than a few gin and tonics.” —Chicago Tribune
“Brilliant.” —The Boston Globe
“With great good humor and empathy, Nancy Clark creates a remarkable group of characters and conveys their real longing for home with all of its multiple meanings. . . . An exuberant romp.” —Roanoke Times
“Clark demonstrates her consummate talent for yeasty prose that rises to every occasion. . . . Loaded with original takes on universal human experiences.” —BookPage
“Remarkable. . . .Vivid with detail and humor, although Clark’s undisputed gift is her wonderful use of the English language.” —Winston-Salem Journal
“Like a jumbo-sized Shakespearean comedy. . . . Leisurely in its pace and lavish in its detail, with a wit that ranges from arch to zany. ”—The Seattle Times