Starburst

A Novel

Robin Pilcher

Thomas Dunne Books

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Illuminating.  Captivating.  Stunning.

When the fireworks cascade over Edinburgh castle on the Festival’s final night, the magic begins…

      Every summer, the Edinburgh International Festival attracts celebrated artists, musicians, comedians, and actors to the beloved Scottish city. Hundreds of thousands of people descend on the town to join in the magnificent celebration.
      This year, the annual Edinburgh festival draws six unique and vibrant individuals, who all come together to follow their dreams---seeking success, love, fame, and happiness: Angélique, the beautiful and renowned violinist whose fame hides her secret heartache; Tess, a member of the festival marketing team and a newlywed struggling with her own secrets; Roger, whose dazzling fireworks display will be the grand finale of the festival and his career; Leonard, the aging cinematographer who wants one last time to shine; Rene, the feisty comedienne who is reaching for the stars; and Jamie, the handsome young flat owner who brings everyone together and finds love along the way.  Each of them is trying to discover what destiny holds in store, and during this one magnificent summer, paths cross and lives are forever changed. 
      Inspiring, funny, engrossing, and full of vivid descriptions of the incredible sights and sounds of Edinburgh, Starburst is a poignant and enchanting novel in the grand Pilcher tradition. 

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Chapter One

The confetti was a bit of a mystery. Two weeks after the wedding and the multicoloured flakes still kept appearing in every room of the flat. Sometimes they materialized in force under the new king-sized bed or piled up in small drifts behind the television in the sitting room; other times no more than a single fragment floated delicately on toaster thermals around the kitchen. At first, despite the need to vacuum every room on a daily basis, its presence had given Tess a warming sense of fulfilment, a constant reminder of everything that had happened on her Big Day.

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Praise for Starburst

“Loaded with an exotic array of eclectic ingredients…fast-paced…[Robin] has his mother’s talent for breathing life into his characters.” –The Roanoke Times

“Robin Pilcher has crafted another fine novel…Delightful…light enough to be vacation fare but substantial enough to be satisfying.” – Omaha World-Herald
"Dynamic...[a] nicely handled ensemble novel...Pilcher keeps the stage full of light and color." --Publishers Weekly
 
"Entertaining, funny, sweet, and totally engaging, Starburst is a jewel of a novel.  You'll want to pack your bags instantly for a trip to the Edinburgh festival." --Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of The Things We Do For Love
 
“Delicious, delightful and delectable, rich in detail and characterization, Robin Pilcher's STARBURST is a veritable feast of a book certain to tantalize and satisfy all in one tasty burst!” – Karen Hawkins, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
 
Praise for A RISK WORTH TAKING:
"Pilcher writes with every bit as much insight and meticulous detail as his mother, celebrated novelist Rosamunde Pilcher." -Library Journal
"Fans of acclaimed novelist Rosamunde Pilcher will queue up to read A RISK WORTH TAKING, a new novel by her talented son Robin. Robin Pilcher not only writes with his mother's style and fluency, but also writes about the same type of ordinary people...engrossing...a poignant and thought-provoking book."-Roanoke Times  
"Pilcher offers a charming story about life in the new millennium and one man's pursuit of happiness, a tale that will appeal to both men and women."-Booklist

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About the Author

Robin Pilcher

Robin Pilcher is novelist Rosamunde Pilcher's eldest son. His previous novels, An Ocean Apart, Starting Over, and A Risk Worth Taking, were New York Times bestsellers and have quickly become favorites among Pilcher fans, old and new. He lives with his wife and four children, dividing his time between Scotland and Spain.

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Starburst
A Novel
Robin Pilcher

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
August 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429917919
ISBN10: 1429917911
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 400 pages
$7.99

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Macmillan Audio
August 2007
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427201324
ISBN10: 1427201323
Audio Run Time: 13:30
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