On This Day: A Novel
When their parents die within a year of each other, eighteen-year-old Warren and twenty-year-old Joan are left alone in their small coastal town in Maine, no longer as a son and daughter but only as a brother and sister.
As they attempt both to grieve and grow up, things become more complicated -- their father's business partner strips them of their rightful financial interest in the family plant nursery, and a suspicious aunt and uncle suddenly reappear in their lives. As Joan turns to her ex-boyfriend for comfort, Warren finds himself transfixed with a beautiful single mother from town.
A moving story of two young people's struggle to make a place and a home for themselves, "On This Day is debut novelist Nathaniel Bellows's lyrical consideration of memory -- the necessity of facing a family's dark past in order to begin a new life.