A New York Times and National Bestseller
A Booksense Selection
A Fox Major Motion Picture
Hailey and Claire are spending their last summer together when they discover something at the bottom of the murky pool at the Capri Beach Club. There in the depths is a mysterious and beautiful creature with a sharp tongue and a broken heart, a mermaid named Aquamarine who has left her family to search for true love on land. Now, as this mythological but very real being starts to fade in the hot August sun, a rescue begins
On the edge of growing up, Hailey and Claire learn that life can take an unpredictable course, that friendship can be forever, and that magic can be found in unexpected places.
Master storyteller Alice Hoffman had written a tale of true enchantment, a luminous lesson on how to say good-bye and how to hold on to those we love.
“This spare, haunting novella… is a lovely introduction to the author’s storytelling genius and matter-of-fact lyrical style.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Hoffman creates an apt metaphor for that twilight time between childhood and adolescence when magic still seems possible and friendships run deep and true.”