The Shore

The Shore

eBook - 2015
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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.



Publisher: Toronto : Bond Street Books, 2015
ISBN: 1473505240 (electronic bk.)
9781473505247 (electronic bk.)
0385682522 (electronic bk.)
9780385682527 (electronic bk.)
0553417746 (electronic bk.)
9780553417746 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC TAYLOR
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Feb 05, 2017

These stories are about members of a family living on islands off the shore of Virginia set in the past and in the future. They present a picture of almost universally misogynist men and their families struggling on the margins of society. The book falters in places but is interesting and very readable.

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vv8
Jul 13, 2015

The Shore was a stunning debut. Though billed as a novel, this book feels like each chapter can function independently as a short story. There are, however, both obvious and subtle connections between chapters as Taylor weaves an unforgettable narrative about several generations of folks living on the rural islands off the coast of Virginia.

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Jul 13, 2015

Violence: contains violence, both sexual & otherwise

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Jul 13, 2015

Sexual Content: contains sexual content

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Jul 13, 2015

"What matters is that I have the stars, the marsh, the smudge of the barrier islands again, that I can trace the Milky Way, that my feet remember the shape of this land. That for right now they're all mine."

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