This gorgeous first novel comes highly recommended by all
reviewers, with just a few nitpick comments. For example Library Journal
says 'Unfortunately, when it comes to his sexual awakening,
the novel declines into juvenile mediocrity that contrasts sharply with the
remainder of this exquisite tale;'
and Kirkus Reviews feels that 'Miles is just too resourceful for the reader to
believe his happiness...is ever at stake. But when
Miles is on the water, Lynch's first novel becomes a stunning light show, both
literal, during phosphorescent plankton blooms, and metaphorical, in the
poetic fireworks Lynch's prose sets off as he describes his clearly beloved
Puget Sound. A celebratory song of the sea.'
In short, this is definitely a book to browse if you enjoy discovering new
authors and especially if you find...
Beyond the Book
Jim Lynch has won national journalism awards and published short fiction in
literary magazines, and spent four years as the Puget Sound reporter for the
. A Washington State native, Lynch currently writes and sails from his
home in Olympia, where he lives with his wife and daughter. The Highest Tide
his first novel.