The Orphans of Race Point


“This beautifully wrought novel is a sometimes wrenching but ultimately uplifting story of murder and betrayal in the face of faith, family in its truest sense, and—most of all—love.” –Booklist, Starred Review

“Set against the coast of Provincetown, Patry’s fierce, ravishing epic cuts deep to the bone about how love binds us together and breaks us apart, and how the past’s thumbprint rests on the present. Tender, violent, and alive, it’s also unforgettable.”
—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow

“In The Orphans of Race Point, Patry Francis has poured a lifetime of wisdom into a thrilling, twisting plot, which holds up the human heart as a prism, turning it to show its many facets, its shadows and light. Grief is cut with rage, fear, courage. Love is bruised, guarded, redemptive. Each time you think you know where the story’s headed, Patry surprises. And just when you think you’ve plunged into the endless dark, she lets the light flood in. The story is at once intimate and far-reaching, tackling the biggest of themes—faith, forgiveness, and gratitude in the midst of hardship. This is a book that satisfies right down to the last perfect lines which raised the hair on my arms. Profound, liberating, and unforgettable!”
Susan Henderson, author of Up From the Blue