“PEREGRINE ISLAND… is a little like…Grey Gardens…meets Tennessee Williams.” –Nancie Clare, former editor of LA Times Magazine

NEIA WinnerPEREGRINE ISLAND has been recognized as the 2017 Winner by the National Indie Excellence Awards for Regional Fiction: Northeast.

NIEAPEREGRINE ISLAND has been recognized as a 2017 Finalist by the National Indie Excellence Awards for Fiction – General.

International Book AwardPEREGRINE ISLAND has been recognized as a 2017 International Book Award Finalist for Literary Fiction.

Idependent Press AwardPEREGRINE ISLAND has been recognized as a 2017 Distinguished Favorite by the Independent Press Award for Literary Fiction.

IP Bronze Award WinnerPEREGRINE ISLAND has been recognized as an Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards National Medalist for Best US Northeast Regional Fiction.

“With a roster of carefully crafted characters and a deftly woven plot, PEREGRINE ISLAND is a riveting read from beginning to end and clearly showcases author Diane Saxton as a consummately skilled novelist. While highly recommended for community and academic library Literary Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that PEREGRINE ISLAND is also available in a Kindle format.”
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review

“Stay away from PEREGRINE ISLAND, unless you want to be enchanted by a different kind of writer telling a different kind of story in a style that is as transporting as it is magical. I’d like to see Chloe Sevigny in the film version.”
Lewis B. Frumkes, author of Advice for Young Writers; How to Raise Your IQ by Eating Gifted Children (among others) and host of the Lewis Burke Frumkes Show, WPAT–AM in New York

“I was immediately captivated by the salt-drenched air and nuanced beauty of PEREGRINE ISLAND. Inhabited by three generations of women—a spirited girl, a prodigal daughter, and a matriarch—haunted by a work of art, this story is reminiscent of the best of Daphne du Maurier. In lush prose, Diane B. Saxton reveals a family ripe with secrets on the cusp of discovering a tempestuous past. A lovely novel!
Katharine Davis, Author of Capturing Paris, A Slender Thread, and East Hope

“As the layers of mystery and history surrounding an heirloom painting are peeled back, a riveting drama fraught with accusations of greed and distrust, and laced with ripe passion, unfolds. PEREGRINE ISLAND is told through the eyes of three generations of family members, silently bound by their unflinching gazes and ultimately tender insights on the meaning of love and family, reaching across time and space, stripped down to their essence on the raw, blustery shores of the Sound.”
Ann Volkwein, Author of The Arthur Avenue Cookbook and Chinatown New York

“The mystery of the painting and the revelations of the interrelated characters’ secrets resolve in a fully unexpected and romantic tale that becomes wonderfully complex and as deep as the sea…”
Colin Harrington, poet (Asking Me To See), book reviewer

“A rich tale of lust and avarice, love and longing, Saxton’s novel is a beguiling page-turner. The story unfolds through the voices of its three related narrators, each with a unique temperament, each propelling the action to its mesmerizing conclusion. The book, at once a mystery and a love story, is nothing short of spellbinding.”
Jean P. Moore, Author of Water on the Moon

“…Saxton keeps the reader guessing until the novel’s conclusion, which reveals the unexpected ways in which the two families are intertwined in the past as well as the present.”
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