The Story of Land and Sea

Product Number: WEB50645
Released: 29 Jan, 2015
Business Term: OBOU 26 Circs
ISBN: #9780008102036
Publisher: The Borough Press
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A lyrical and spellbinding story of love, loss, and war from a standout new voice in fiction. Katy Simpson Smith has already been acclaimed as an 'heir apparent to to Michael Ondaatje and Marilynne Robinson' A lyrical and spellbinding story of love, loss, and war from a standout new voice in fiction. Katy Simpson Smith has already been acclaimed as an 'heir apparent to to Michael Ondaatje and Marilynne Robinson' August, 1793. On the hot, humid coast of North Carolina nine-year-old Tabitha fills her pockets with fish bones and shells, to bring the ocean back to her room. The act, perhaps, of a child conceived at sea. At night young Tab sits with her father by the shore to hear stories of her mother Helen, the pull of the ocean born into them both. John longs to sail the sea as he did before the war, but knows he must stay on steady land for his daughter. But when Tab catches yellow fever John turns to what he knows, and steals her onto a boat bound for Bermuda in the hope the sea air will cure, as Tab's precious life hangs in the balance. The same coast twenty years earlier, and Helen is given a slave girl for her tenth birthday. Moll's arrival is intended to teach Helen discipline but soon the girls are confidantes, an unlikely alliance. It's an enduring friendship until the arrival of John, a pirate turned soldier. And as the town is threatened in the dying embers of the Revolution, Helen must decide between a life of security on the family plantation and a sea adventure with the man she loves. Katy Simpson Smith was born and raised in Jackson,Mississippi. She attended Mount Holyoke Collegeand received a PhD in history from the University ofNorth Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MFA from theBennington Writing Seminars. She has been working asan adjunct professor at Tulane University and has publisheda study of early American motherhood, We HaveRaised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750-1835.She lives in New Orleans.

Author(s): Katy Simpson Smith
Genre: Literature
Original Publish Date: 29 Jan, 2015

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Author(s): Katy Simpson Smith
Narrator(s): Edoardo Ballerini
Product Number LCD245
Released: 01 Mar, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9780008120009
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Author(s): Katy Simpson Smith
Narrator(s): Edoardo Ballerini
Product Number OB1297
Released: 01 Jun, 2015
Business Term: OBOU 7 Years
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9780008119997
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Author(s): Katy Simpson Smith
Narrator(s): Edoardo Ballerini
Product Number D3830
Released: 01 Jun, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9780008120016

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