Grenell 1881: A Novel
River Skiff Press, 2019 - 301 pages
Sixteen-year-old Marguerite Hartranft, the boldest of three sisters in a well-bred West Philadelphia family, balks when her mother tells her, "You do not need to understand. You need only to listen and obey." Marguerite has a passion for learning and questioning everything. When she thinks her parents plan to send her to a convent, she runs away to Thousand Islands, New York. She spends the summer tent-camping on the north shore of Grenell Island. There she meets like-minded women, learns how to take care of herself and falls deeply in love with island life.Grenell 1881 is the first book in the Thousand Island Series, which gives readers a peek at summer life in the Thousand Islands from 1881 to 1961.