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Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans

A novel by

New York Times Bestseller

Escape to Stony Point, cuff your jeans and walk along the water's edge in this nostalgic story bringing old friends, and their lives, back to the sea.

After years of pursuing a denim design career, Maris Carrington never imagined trading her Chicago studio for a New England shingled cottage. But a forgotten home movie tucked inside a dusty attic box leads to an unexpected summer ... One of uncovering family secrets while settling her father's estate, one of inheriting a forlorn German shepherd, one of reconnecting with old friends on a weathered boardwalk, beneath starlit skies on a beach nestled in a crook of the Connecticut coast.

Her design career had become a shell, curving around her like the intricate whorls of a conch, shielding her until now. Until fried clam dinners and carousel rides beckon a lost love. But can Maris ever really go back? Can these beach friends ever be who they were to each other all those summers ago? Now one of her circle is dead; another unemployed and struggling in a tenuous marriage; another regretting a fateful decision; while one is missing a mother, ever seeking a connection she longs for.

To the backdrop of seaside cottages and a boarded-up beach hangout, to the soundtrack of whispering lagoon grasses and a vintage jukebox, Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans asks if we can really design our own lives, or if our fate lies somewhere in the stars.


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Paperback Editions

December 2014 : USA Paperback

Title: Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans
Author(s): Joanne DeMaio
ISBN: 1-4778-2701-3 / 978-1-4778-2701-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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March 2013 : USA Paperback

Title: Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans
Author(s): Joanne DeMaio
ISBN: 1-4792-6277-3 / 978-1-4792-6277-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans
Author(s): Joanne DeMaio
Publisher: Joanne DeMaio
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