The Highest Tide

The Highest Tide

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It is not unusual for thirteen-year-old Miles O'Malley to sneak out and explore the tidal flats of Puget Sound by moonlight. When he discovers a rare sea creature one night, he becomes a local phenomenon hounded by people curious to know whether he is an observant boy or an unlikely prophet. But Miles is just a kid on the verge of growing up, infatuated with the girl next door, worried that his bickering parents will divorce, and struggling to keep his world intact. In this captivating novel, we witness dramatic changes for both Miles and the coastline he adores over one unforgettable more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 200g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 map
  • 0747595097
  • 9780747595090
  • 724,710

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'This novel is so very special. If you reach the last page without having laughed out loud, felt tears well up or at least once sat back in wonder at the extraordinary descriptions of the sea and its creatures, then you may, quite simply, be inhuman.' Independent on Sunday 'The Highest Tide is one of the best novels it has been my pleasure to read for many a day ... Buy it you should. It is lyrical, moving, funny and breathtakingly well written ... This is a great novel which you will want to reread.' Susan Hill, Spectator 'Poetic yet lean, restrained, lucid and radiant.' The Times 'Move over Haulden Caulfield; here's Miles.' Chicago Tribuneshow more

About Jim Lynch

Jim Lynch is a journalist for the Oregonian. This is his first more

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5,312 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 25% (1,323)
4 43% (2,277)
3 25% (1,333)
2 6% (304)
1 1% (75)
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