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Beyond the Bright Sea

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'Harper Lee has a worthy successor. Wolk is a big new talent' - The Times 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. Vivid and heartfelt, Beyond the Bright Sea is a gorgeously crafted, gripping tale of buried treasure and belonging.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 224g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552574309
  • 9780552574303
  • 96,219

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"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" -- Kirkusshow more

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 as the inspiration for the novel.show more

Review Text

"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"show more

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1,535 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 41% (630)
4 42% (640)
3 13% (198)
2 2% (34)
1 2% (33)
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