Elin Hilderbrand on her latest Nantucket novel
Actual events from the island inspired the author, known as the “queen of the summer novel,” when writing Summerland.
Nantucket resident Elin Hilderbrand, known as the “queen of the summer novel,” talks about the tragedy in her latest book, Summerland. “There was a string of suicides on Nantucket a few years ago,” she says. “That got me thinking about the events that drive this novel--how a tragedy can make a tight-knit community come together.”