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The story of land and sea, Katy Simpson Smith

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The story of land and sea
Title
The story of land and sea
Statement of responsibility
Katy Simpson Smith
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Story of Land and Sea is a spellbinding, searing story of love, loss, and the bonds that make and break us. 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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.M58928
LC item number
S76 2014
Literary form
fiction
The story of land and sea, Katy Simpson Smith
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The story of land and sea, Katy Simpson Smith
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
243 p.
Isbn
9780007563982
Lccn
2013048445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Kotui multi-version record.
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL1273210
  • (OCoLC)889639509
  • (AuCNLKIN)000053337692

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