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Beachcombing for a Shipwrecked God

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Publisher Comments:

Nine weeks after losing her husband, Charlotte escapes to a wooden motor yacht in New Hampshire, where her shipmates are an aging blue-haired widow, an emotional seventeen-year-old, and the ugliest dog in literature. A genuine bond develops among the three women, as their distinct personalities and paths cross and converge against the backdrop of emotional secrets, abuse, and the wages of old age.

Off the boat, Charlotte, an archaeologist, joins a local excavation to uncover an ancient graveyard. Here she can indulge her passion for reconstructing the past, even as she tries to bury her own recent history. She comes to realize, however, that the currents of time are as fluid and persistent as the water that drifts beneath her comforting new home.

Review:

"Coomer meticulously evokes the sights, sounds and flavors of New England and the north Atlantic coast in prose that at its best courses with the sonorous majesty of the tides." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[T]his story of personal regeneration amidst wise eccentrics is quirky but engaging. The actions of Charlotte's in-laws are sometimes extreme, but Coomer's forceful narrative makes them plausible." Library Journal

Review:

"An entertaining, provocative read." Dallas Morning News

Review:

"A captivating novel...provocative and life—affirming." Fort Worth Star Telegram

Synopsis:

The quirky and life-sustaining friendship among three women of different generations is brought to life with rare insight and humor in this poignant novel, optioned for feature film production by Jodie Foster.

About the Author

Joe Coomer is the author of The Loop, a New York Times Book of the Year; A Flatland Fable; and an award-winning work of nonfiction, Dream House. He lives in Springtown, Texas, and Eliot, Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684824406
Author:
Coomer, Joe
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Women archaeologists
Subject:
Women archaeologists -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Archaeology -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
May 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 9.835 oz

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Product details 256 pages Touchstone Books - English 9780684824406 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Coomer meticulously evokes the sights, sounds and flavors of New England and the north Atlantic coast in prose that at its best courses with the sonorous majesty of the tides." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "[T]his story of personal regeneration amidst wise eccentrics is quirky but engaging. The actions of Charlotte's in-laws are sometimes extreme, but Coomer's forceful narrative makes them plausible." Library Journal
"Review" by , "An entertaining, provocative read."
"Review" by , "A captivating novel...provocative and life—affirming."
"Synopsis" by , The quirky and life-sustaining friendship among three women of different generations is brought to life with rare insight and humor in this poignant novel, optioned for feature film production by Jodie Foster.
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