The Shore

The Shore

A Novel

Book - 2015
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Shares the stories of two barrier island families off the coast of Virginia's Chesapeake Bay, who endure wrenching poverty, abuse and regional elements while protecting their loved ones and pursuing respective dreams.
Publisher: New York : Hogarth, 2015.
Edition: First United States edition.
ISBN: 9780553417739
0553417738
Branch Call Number: FIC TAYLOR, SARA
Characteristics: 303 pages : illustration ; 22 cm

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uncommonreader
Feb 05, 2017

These stories are about members of a family living on islands off the shore of Virginia set in the past and in the future. They present a picture of almost universally misogynist men and their families struggling on the margins of society. The book falters in places but is interesting and very readable.

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vv8
Jul 13, 2015

The Shore was a stunning debut. Though billed as a novel, this book feels like each chapter can function independently as a short story. There are, however, both obvious and subtle connections between chapters as Taylor weaves an unforgettable narrative about several generations of folks living on the rural islands off the coast of Virginia.

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Jul 13, 2015

Violence: contains violence, both sexual & otherwise

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Jul 13, 2015

Sexual Content: contains sexual content

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Jul 13, 2015

"What matters is that I have the stars, the marsh, the smudge of the barrier islands again, that I can trace the Milky Way, that my feet remember the shape of this land. That for right now they're all mine."

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