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  • Published: 19 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9780593414149
  • Imprint: Random House Diversified
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $52.99

Rock the Boat

A Novel



NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • “The perfect summer beach read for anyone who craves a smart story with a happy ending.”—Oprah Daily

Old friends discover how much has changed (and how much has stayed the same) when they reunite in their seaside hometown for one unforgettable summer—from the New York Times bestselling author of From the Corner of the Oval

When Kate Campbell’s life in Manhattan suddenly implodes, she is forced to return to Sea Point, the small town full of quirky locals, quaint bungalows, and beautiful beaches where she grew up. She knows she won’t be home for long; she’s got every intention (and a three-point plan) to win back everything she thinks she’s lost. 

Meanwhile, Miles Hoffman—aka “The Prince of Sea Point”—has also returned home to prove to his mother that he’s capable of taking over the family business, and he’s promised to help his childhood best friend, Ziggy Miller, with his own financial struggles at the same time. Kate, Miles, and Ziggy converge in Sea Point as the town faces an identity crisis when a local developer tries to cash in on its potential. The summer swells, and white lies and long-buried secrets prove as corrosive as the salt air, threatening to forever erode not only the bonds between the three friends but also the landscape of the beachside community they call home.

Full of heart and humor—and laced with biting wit—Rock the Boat proves that even when you know all the back roads, there aren’t any shortcuts to growing up.

  • Published: 19 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9780593414149
  • Imprint: Random House Diversified
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $52.99

About the author

Beck Dorey-Stein

A graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut, BECK DOREY-STEIN worked as a
White House stenographer from 2012 to 2017. Previously she worked as a high
school English teacher in Hightstown, New Jersey, Washington, DC, and Seoul,
South Korea. This is her first book.

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