The Shark Club

The Shark Club

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"A quintessential summer read." --Marie Claire A warm and wonderfully vivid novel about taking second chances--in life and in the sea One summer day on the beach in Florida, two extraordinary things happen to Maeve Donnelly. First, she is kissed by Daniel, the boy of her dreams. Then, she is bitten by a blacktip shark. Eighteen years later, Maeve has thrown herself into her work as a world-traveling marine biologist discovering more about the minds of misunderstood sharks. But when Maeve returns home to the legendarily charming and eccentric Hotel of the Muses where she was raised by her grandmother, she finds more than just the blood orange sunsets and key lime pies she's missed waiting for her. While Maeve has always been fearless in the water, on land she is indecisive. A chance meeting on the beach with a plucky, irresistible little girl who is just as fascinated by the ocean as Maeve was growing up leaves her at a crossroads: Should she re-kindle her romance with Daniel, the first love she left behind when she dove into her work? Or indulge in a new romance with her colleague, Nicholas, who turns up in her hometown to investigate an illegal shark-finning operation? Set against the intoxicating backdrop of palm trees, calypso bands, and perfect ocean views, The Shark Club is a story of the mysterious passions of one woman's life: her first love and new love; the sea and sharks that inhabit more

Product details

  • Hardback | 274 pages
  • 157 x 241 x 28mm | 454g
  • English
  • 0735221472
  • 9780735221475

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Praise for The Shark Club "The Shark Club is a captivating story of love and loss, and a beautiful ode to the ocean and those whose hearts are drawn to it. Ann Kidd Taylor--and her novel's heroine, Maeve--understand the many sublime mysteries of sharks, and how deeply their fate is connected to our own." --Susan Casey, author of The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks Praise for Traveling with Pomegranates "[A] stunning account of inner journeys, separate and intertwined." --Booklist "A touching rapprochement between mother and daughter." --Kirkus Reviews "Honest and funny." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Richly layered . . . An eye-opening, consciousness-raising approach to traveling, packed with insights and examples that teach us how we might better interpret the small miracles on our own itinerary--whether it takes us around the world, or just around the block." --The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Read this one as a memoir, a travelogue, and as a self-renewal book." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A wonderful coming-of-age metaphor for their relationship as mother and daughter." --Ode magazineshow more

About Ann Kidd Taylor

Ann Kidd Taylor is the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling memoir Traveling with Pomegranates. She lives in Florida with her husband and more

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1,512 ratings
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4 44% (669)
3 34% (507)
2 6% (90)
1 1% (16)
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