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"Coomer is clearly an author of serious talent." --The Washington Post Book World

Inhabiting an island off the coast of Maine left to her by her great-uncle Arno, Hannah finds her life as a dedicated and solitary artist rudely interrupted one summer when a dog, matted with feathers and seaweed, arrives with the tide. He is only the first of a series of unexpected visitors and is soon followed by a teenager running from an abusive father, a half sister in trouble, a mainland family, and a forlorn trapped whale. In the engrossing drama that unfolds, Hannah's love of her island solitude competes with her instinctive compassion for others.

In this booksellers' favorite and two-time Book Sense pick, now available in paperback, Joe Coomer offers the rugged yet stunning beauty of Maine and the lobstermen and their families who are dependent on the sea for survival. Pocketful of Names is a deeply human tale about the unpredictability of nature, art, family, and the flotsam and jetsam that comprise our lives.

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Hannah's life is rudely interrupted one summer when a dog arrives with the tide. He is soon followed by a teenage runaway, a mainland family in need, and a trapped whale. Now Hannah faces new emotional challenges as alarming family secrets are uncovered.

About the Author

Joe Coomer is the author of several novels, most recently One Vacant Chair. He lives in Texas, where he is an antiques dealer, and Maine, where he restores historic homes and boats.

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Joanne Haley, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by Joanne Haley)
Love this and all books by Joe Coomer!
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svbloomfield, January 6, 2008 (view all comments by svbloomfield)
I'm still in the middle of this book and it is really engaging and the plot is great. The only criticism I have is that Coomer doesn't do a great job of writing from the perspective of a woman, it just feels like he gave a male character breasts. The rest of the characters seem to have much more depth while Hannah herself has more history than depth. Still the book is worth staying up late for.
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Leah Williams, October 4, 2007 (view all comments by Leah Williams)
This is one of those books that you just can't put down, the story just carries you on from page to page like the forces of the tide. My book club recently read it & amongst all our different personalities and likes and dislikes everybody ~not all for the same reasons~ loved this book! I highly reccommend this book to book clubs and book lovers everywhere.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781555974619
Author:
Coomer, Joe
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Author:
Jefferson, Tony
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Maine
Subject:
Women artists
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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