For the author Kati Marton, the Hamptons have been a welcome haven for many years, especially Southampton.
She and her husband, the diplomat Richard C. Holbrooke, spent many weekends at their waterfront cottage there, just north of the village center, where they’d swim, kayak, ride bikes or relax by a fire. Ms. Marton also wrote three of her books in the Southampton house, including her latest, an upcoming biography of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“We did some intense socializing in the city,” Ms. Marton said of their former apartment at the Beresford on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. And they traversed the world together a few times. “But this house,” she said, “was more of a sanctuary for family and close friends.”
death in 2010, Ms. Marton and her son and daughter (children she had with her former husband, the ABC News anchor Peter Jennings) continued to use the house. But she now finds it too big for just herself and is ready to move on to new environs.
The Chancellor,” is slated to be published in October.
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