Reunion Beach : stories inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank / preface by Carrie Feron ; foreword by Peter Frank ; introduction by Victoria Benton Frank ; afterword by William Frank ; Patti Callahan, Elin Hilderbrand, Adriana Trigiani, Mary Alice Monroe, Cassandra King Conroy [and 5 others].
- ISBN: 9780063048935
- ISBN: 0063048930
- Physical Description: xviii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
- Copyright: ©2021
|Formatted Contents Note:||
A letter from the editor / by Carrie Feron -- Peter's speech at the celebration of the life for Dottie Frank -- Introduction / by Victoria Benton Frank. -- Bridesmaids / by Patti Callahan -- Summer of '79 / by Elin Hilderbrand -- Postcards from heaven / by Adriana Trigiani -- Mother and child reunion / by Mary Alice Monroe -- Lowcountry stew / by Cassandra King Conroy -- Dottie and me / by Mary Norris -- Making of a friendship / by Jacqueline Bouvier Lee -- Dottie: the sparkling comet / by Gervais Hagerty -- Essay and poetry / by Marjory Wentworth -- Essays and recipes / by Nathalie Dupree -- Essays / by Dorothea Benton Frank -- Afterword / by William Frank.
A group of bestselling authors pays tribute to legendary New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank and her literary legacy, capturing her unforgettable spirit, joy, and humor in stories of reunions and love.
Inspired by the title Dorothea Benton Frank had planned for her next book--Reunion Beach--close friends and colleagues pay tribute in stories and poems that celebrate Frank, a prolific author who had a love for the Lowcountry of her native South Carolina.
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Reunion Beach : Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank
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When Dorothea Benton Frank died in 2019, she left behind the kernel of an idea, Reunion Beach. Here her writer friends take up the mantle. Patti Callahan has four old friends convening on a remote Low Country island to talk through a surprise proposal. Elin Hilderbrand revisits her characters from Summer of '69 (2019) at a bonfire that shakes up generations of the Foley-Levin family. Adriana Trigiani imagines Frank meeting old friend Pat Conroy in heaven, where a cornbread-making contest ensues. Mary Alice Monroe offers an affecting tale of the reunion between a librarian and her birth mother, and Cassandra King Conroy imagines a cooking-show family dinner gone hilariously wrong. The anthology is rounded out by remembrances from those whose lives Frank touched, including New Yorker copy editor and author Mary Norris and poet Marjory Wentworth, whose work served as epigraphs in Frank's books. And there are recipes, a fitting tribute to a woman who was as dedicated to throwing a good dinner party as she was to writing. This is a must-read for Frank's legion of fans, who will leave the book with a sense of the author as larger than life in her work, in her generosity, and in her personality.