Cary and Adam are best boyhood friends. Then Jane McCrae, comes into their lives like a hurricane. When Cary falls in love with her, the boy's twosome becomes a tightly knit group of three. Because Cary must remain in Killdeer, Adam and Jane head off to the Outer Banks alone, for their last summer together. There they fall under the spell of the Lost Colony. Hotel and its mysterious and charming proprietor. In a summer full of bright promise and heartache, Adam's feelings for Jane force him to make a difficult choice... Thirteen years later, Adam sees Jane in a gilded mirror at a party. Together they set out on a daring present-day journey to recover the past they've both tried to escape. A novel of innocence lost and the redemptive power of memory and forgiveness, Early from the Dance is a rich, entrancing, and unforgettable story from a writer of extraordinary gifts. Book jacket.