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Shine On, Bright & Dangerous Object: A Novel

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The vibrant and tender story of a young woman coming to terms with tragedy and finding the courage to love again 

From the moment they meet, Elizabeth “Olly” Marcus and Sam Bax are coconspirators. They dump Olly’s boyfriend in the library, speed off on the back of Sam’s motorcycle, and seal their reckless bargain with a kiss in an apple orchard. A year later, they are married. Five years after that, Olly is a widow, her last glimpse of Sam a bright white dot on the horizon as he sailed into a storm off the coast of Maine.

At the age of twenty-seven, Olly must begin again. She has lost an accomplice, but Sam’s parents have lost a son, and his brother, Patrick, has lost his best friend and the one person who truly understood him. The bonds of family are both a comfort and a burden to Olly as she tries to find a way to live with her grief and accept her role in her daredevil husband’s fate. Eventually she rediscovers her own sense of adventure, and with a newfound strength, she pursues a deep and abiding love that is the greatest surprise of her life.

Told with compassion, honesty, and humor, Shine On, Bright & Dangerous Object is an unforgettable story of love and loss.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Laurie Colwin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

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