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The Resource The Story of Land and Sea : A Novel, Katy Simpson Smith, (electronic resource)

The Story of Land and Sea : A Novel, Katy Simpson Smith, (electronic resource)

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The Story of Land and Sea : A Novel
Title
The Story of Land and Sea
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A Novel
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Katy Simpson Smith
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eng
Summary
Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this incandescent debut novel follows three generations of family?fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave?characters who yearn for redemption amid a heady brew of war, kidnapping, slavery, and love. Drawn to the ocean, ten-year-old Tabitha wanders the marshes of her small coastal village and listens to her father's stories about his pirate voyages and the mother she never knew. Since the loss of his wife, Helen, John has remained land-bound for their daughter, but when Tab contracts yellow fever, he turns to the sea once more. Desperate to save his daughter, he takes her aboard a sloop bound for Bermuda, hoping the salt air will heal her.Years before, Helen herself was raised by a widowed father. Asa, the devout owner of a small plantation, gives his daughter a young slave named Moll for her tenth birthday. Left largely on their own, Helen and Moll develop a close but uneasy companionship. Helen gradually takes over the running of the plantation as the girls grow up, but when she meets John, the pirate turned Continental soldier, she flouts convention and her father's wishes by falling in love. Moll, meanwhile, is forced into marriage with a stranger. Her only solace is her son, Davy, whom she will protect with a passion that defies the bounds of slavery.In this elegant, evocative, and haunting debut, Katy Simpson Smith captures the singular love between parent and child, the devastation of love lost, and the desperate paths we travel in the name of renewal
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1985-
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Smith, Katy Simpson
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fiction
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  • Civilians in war
  • North Carolina
  • United States
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The Story of Land and Sea : A Novel, Katy Simpson Smith, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
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  • 1 online resource
  • 256 p.
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online
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9780062335968
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es1b7z9
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Electronic reproduction.
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Label
The Story of Land and Sea : A Novel, Katy Simpson Smith, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 256 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062335968
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
es1b7z9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)es1b7z9
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 387.0 KB)

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