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The Highest Tide

by Jim Lynch

The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch
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    Sep 2005, 272 pages
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    Apr 2006, 272 pages

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'A celebratory song of the sea.' 1st Novel

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 yourself drawn to the sea and all that lives in it.   As always, you can browse a substantial  (and, I believe, exclusive) excerpt at BookBrowse now.

This review is from the September 1, 2005 issue of BookBrowse Recommends. Click here to go to this issue.



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