The ShoreeBook - 2015
Shares the stories of two barrier-island families off the coast of Virginia's Chesapeake Bay, who endure wrenching poverty, abuse and regional elements while protecting their loved ones and pursuing respective dreams. A first novel.
Random House UK Ltd
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD 2015
SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES/PETERS FRASER & DUNLOP YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2015
The Shore. A collection of small islands sticking out from the coast of Virginia into the Atlantic Ocean that has been home to generations of fierce and resilient women. Sanctuary to some but nightmare to others, it’s a place they’ve inhabited, fled, and returned to for hundreds of years.
The women are united by both small miracles and miseries: from a brave girl’s determination to protect her younger sister as methamphetamine ravages their family, to a lesson in summoning storm clouds to help end a drought. Their interconnected stories form a deeply affecting legacy of two island families bound not just by blood, but by fate.
9781473505247 (electronic bk.)
0385682522 (electronic bk.)
9780385682527 (electronic bk.)
0553417746 (electronic bk.)
9780553417746 (electronic bk.)
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