Beachcombing for a Shipwrecked God
By (author) Joe Coomer
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Beachcombing for a Shipwrecked God by Joe Coomer
Book DescriptionNine 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684824406
(203mm x 127mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 7-May-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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As this novel turns from the hot, oppressive heat of Texas to the misty beauty of Scotland, a girl learns of her aunt's remarkable secret life and comes to fully understand the fragile business of living, and even of dying.
Pocketful of Names, Paperback (June 2007)
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.
Apologizing to Dogs, Paperback (September 2001)» View all books by Joe Coomer
Heartwarming, hilarious, and utterly human, this book tells the tale of a group of eccentric antique dealers, who must face the task of cleaning up the mess they're in, after a violent storm strikes, wreaking havoc as well as causing fire, a heart attack, and grand theft.
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Author Biography - Joe Coomer
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.
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