A new book by acclaimed novelist and Boston College English Professor Elizabeth Graverwill be released next week by HarperCollins. Set in a fictional summer community on Buzzards Bay from 1942 through 1999, The End of the Point traces one family’s journey through the second half of the 20th century. It examines the powerful legacy of family and place and explores what we are born into, what we pass down, preserve, cast off or willingly set free. The End of the Point has garnered advance praise from PublishersWeekly, KirkusReviews and Booklist, which states: “With a style and voice reminiscent of William Trevor and Graham Swift, Graver’s powerfully evocative portrait of a family strained by events both large and small celebrates the indelible influence certain places can exert over the people who love them.” Graver is set to launch a book tour which will include a reading at Boston College on March 14. Learn more.