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Beyond the Bright Sea

Written by Lauren Wolk

Adventure Stories Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 13+ readers Historical Fiction Recommended Children's eBooks

LoveReading View on Beyond the Bright Sea

A search for identity and possible fortune that allows us to discover that the real treasure is to find love and a secure home. Evocative and powerful storytelling at its bext.

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Beyond the Bright Sea Synopsis

Crow has lived her whole life on a tiny, starkly beautiful island. Her only companions are Osh, the man who rescued her from a washed-up skiff as a baby and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their neighbour across the sandbar. But it is only when a mysterious fire appears across the water that an unspoken question of her own history forms in Crow's heart, and an unstoppable chain of events is triggered. Crow sets out to find her lost identity - and, ultimately, to learn what it means to be a family.

Beyond the Bright Sea Press Reviews

Harper Lee has a worthy successor. Wolk is a big new talent - The Times

A tense and moving adventure story, this book's real strength is in the characters and the understated but overwhelming love that binds solitary people, no matter what their blood links may be   Daily Mail

Crow is a thrilling heroine, and Wolk's sense of place recalls Daphne de Maurier   The Times

Lyrical and heartrending . . . A tear-jerking yet ultimately uplifting tale of establishing one's place in the world and realising that sometimes your family is the one you make, not the one you are born into. A stellar story full of heart, action, and emotion  School Library Journal

An intriguing tale of an orphan determined to find her roots -- Publishers Weekly Beautiful -- Kirkus

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ISBN: 9780552574303
Publication date: 01/05/2017
Publisher: Red Fox
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552574303
Publication date: 1st May 2017
Author: Lauren Wolk
Publisher: Red Fox
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Family / Home Stories, Historical Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Carnegie Greenaway

About Lauren Wolk

After graduating from Brown University in 1981 with a degree in English literature, Lauren Wolk spent a year as a writer with the Battered Women's Project of the St. Paul American Indian Center, and then worked as both an editor and an English teacher. Since 2007, she has been the Associate Director of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. She is an award-winning poet and also a visual artist. Wolf Hollow is set in western Pennsylvania where her family roots run deep. Both of her parents were raised in that area, her mother on a farm and in a family that served ...

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