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Awards

Finalist, The Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

As direct and precise as a child's diary, By the Shore introduces the world of twelve-year-old May, who lives in a less-than-thriving oceanfront bed-and-breakfast run by her single mother. May's life is filled with the frustrations and promise of youth, complicated by a loving if distracted young mother who strives to care for her two children without forfeiting her own fun and passion. May puts her faith in the things that elude her--an absent father, the London city life left behind, the acceptance of the popular girls who have boyfriends, off-the-rack clothes, and matronly mothers who provide more than tea and toast at mealtimes--and wonders if her life will ever change. When a kindly writer and his glamorous editor come to lodge in the weeks before Christmas, opportunities are in the air. But then May's playboy father, estranged from the family for years, drops in and threatens to freeze the delicate new possibilities stirring in all their lives.

British-born and-raised Galaxy Craze writes with delicate confidence of the subtleties of childhood understanding and the tender workings of new relationships. By the Shore is a crystalline capturing of a modern romance and that fragile, bittersweet world of youth on the cusp of adulthood.

Review:

"This exceptional book captures perfectly the hopes and hurts of childhood." Carol Peace Robins, New York Times Book Review

Review:

"By the Shore is a beautifully realized evocation of a child's world, a glimpse into an experience not yet sufficiently explored: the life of a child of a child of the '60s. This book is entirely original, full of rich detail and a slant and quirky wit." Mary Gordon

Review:

"Galaxy Craze in her debut novel has created a haunting and bittersweet coming-of-age story that will linger with you long after you have turned the last page. Wonderful." Fannie Flagg

Review:

"With skillful characterization and spare prose the author paints May's fragile story with the delicate strokes of a water colorist.... This novel will take your breath away." The Austin American-Statesman

Review:

"[By the Shore] is a beautifully told story.... The prose is quiet, sophisticated, and sleek." Vogue

Review:

"A thin slice above the usual pop fiction, this coming-of-age saga has its moments of brilliant insight." Karen Simonetti, Booklist

Synopsis:

Published to great international acclaim, Galaxy Craze's best-selling debut, By the Shore, launched a young actress into literary fame. In clear and sparkling prose, her novel evokes a fragile, bittersweet world of youth on the cusp of adulthood and "captures perfectly the hopes and hurts of childhood" (The New York Times Book Review). Twelve-year-old May lives in a less than thriving oceanfront bed-and-breakfast run by her single mother. Her life is filled with the frustrations and promise of youth, complicated by a loving if distracted young mother who strives to care for her two children without forfeiting fun and passion. May puts her faith in the things that elude her - her absent father, the London city life left behind, the acceptance of the popular girls who have boyfriends — and wonders if her life will ever change. When a kindly writer and his glamorous editor come to lodge in the weeks before Christmas, opportunities are in the air. But then May's playboy father, estranged from the family for years, drops in and threatens to freeze the delicate new possibilities stirring in all their lives.

About the Author

Galaxy Craze was born in London and moved to America with her mother at the age of ten. She received a B.A. from Barnard College and attended the NYU creative writing program on a full scholarship from The New York Times. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, and New York City. By the Shore has been translated into five languages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802136879
Author:
Craze, Galaxy
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
England
Subject:
Bed and breakfast accommodations
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Seaside resorts
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
2000-4408
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 10 oz
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 240 pages Grove Press - English 9780802136879 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This exceptional book captures perfectly the hopes and hurts of childhood."
"Review" by , "By the Shore is a beautifully realized evocation of a child's world, a glimpse into an experience not yet sufficiently explored: the life of a child of a child of the '60s. This book is entirely original, full of rich detail and a slant and quirky wit."
"Review" by , "Galaxy Craze in her debut novel has created a haunting and bittersweet coming-of-age story that will linger with you long after you have turned the last page. Wonderful."
"Review" by , "With skillful characterization and spare prose the author paints May's fragile story with the delicate strokes of a water colorist.... This novel will take your breath away."
"Review" by , "[By the Shore] is a beautifully told story.... The prose is quiet, sophisticated, and sleek."
"Review" by , "A thin slice above the usual pop fiction, this coming-of-age saga has its moments of brilliant insight."
"Synopsis" by ,
Published to great international acclaim, Galaxy Craze's best-selling debut, By the Shore, launched a young actress into literary fame. In clear and sparkling prose, her novel evokes a fragile, bittersweet world of youth on the cusp of adulthood and "captures perfectly the hopes and hurts of childhood" (The New York Times Book Review). Twelve-year-old May lives in a less than thriving oceanfront bed-and-breakfast run by her single mother. Her life is filled with the frustrations and promise of youth, complicated by a loving if distracted young mother who strives to care for her two children without forfeiting fun and passion. May puts her faith in the things that elude her - her absent father, the London city life left behind, the acceptance of the popular girls who have boyfriends — and wonders if her life will ever change. When a kindly writer and his glamorous editor come to lodge in the weeks before Christmas, opportunities are in the air. But then May's playboy father, estranged from the family for years, drops in and threatens to freeze the delicate new possibilities stirring in all their lives.
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