To Survive on this Shore

To Survive on this Shore


  • Author : Jess T. Dugan
  • Publisher : Kehrer Verlag
  • Release Date : 2018-05
  • Genre: Gender-nonconforming people
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3868288546


To Survive on this Shore Book Description :

Nuanced view into the complexities of aging as a transgender person...

Kafka on the Shore
Score: 4
From 196 Ratings

Kafka on the Shore


  • Author : Haruki Murakami
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2005-01-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400044818


Kafka on the Shore Book Description :

Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers. Here we meet a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who is on the run, and Nakata, an aging simpleton who is drawn to Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, acclaimed author Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder, in what is a truly remarkable journey....

Far from Shore
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Far from Shore


  • Author : Sophie Webb
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780618597291


Far from Shore Book Description :

A young field biologist on a scientific sea voyage over deep water documents the variety of sea life she encounters, observing and counting such creatures as dolphins, sea birds, whales, squid, and flying fish....

A Gift Upon the Shore
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

A Gift Upon the Shore


  • Author : M.K. Wren
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Release Date : 2013-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626811003


A Gift Upon the Shore Book Description :

“A poignant expression of the durability, grace, and potential of the human spirit” set in a post-nuclear dystopia where words are worth killing for (Jean M. Auel, author of the Earth’s Children series). By the late twenty-first century, civilization has nearly been destroyed by overpopulation, economic chaos, horrific disease, and a global war that brought a devastating nuclear winter. On the Oregon coast, two women—writer Mary Hope and painter Rachel Morrow—embark on an audacious project to help save future generations: the preservation of books, both their own and any they can find at nearby abandoned houses. For years, they labor in solitude. Then they encounter a young man who comes from a group of survivors in the South. They call the...

Close to Shore
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

Close to Shore


  • Author : Michael Capuzzo
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2002-06-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0767912543


Close to Shore Book Description :

Combining rich historical detail and a harrowing, pulse-pounding narrative, Close to Shore brilliantly re-creates the summer of 1916, when a rogue Great White shark attacked swimmers along the New Jersey shore, triggering mass hysteria and launching the most extensive shark hunt in history. In July 1916 a lone Great White left its usual deep-ocean habitat and headed in the direction of the New Jersey shoreline. There, near the towns of Beach Haven and Spring Lake--and, incredibly, a farming community eleven miles inland--the most ferocious and unpredictable of predators began a deadly rampage: the first shark attacks on swimmers in U.S. history. For Americans celebrating an astoundingly prosperous epoch, fueled by the wizardry of revolutionary invent...

Far From Shore
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Far From Shore


  • Author : Kevin Major
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2004-03-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554980604


Far From Shore Book Description :

Faced with instability on many sides, and living in an outport community in Newfoundland, fifteen-year-old Chris gropes for direction in a family broken apart by unemployment. Even his easy-going, humorous attitude fails to steady him as he stumbles through the summer after grade ten. He's failed his year, he can't find a summer job, and he's incredibly bored. So the first thing he heads for is trouble -- trouble that ends in a confrontation with the law. Work as a counselor at a summer camp offers the challenge of a fresh start, but it is here, amid new responsibilities, that he encounters his toughest test as a young man. Winner of the first Canadian Young Adult Book Award and named a Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal, Far from Shore ...

The Shore
Score: 3.5
From 25 Ratings

The Shore


  • Author : Sara Taylor
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2015-05-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385682527


The Shore Book Description :

Welcome to The Shore: a collection of small islands sticking out from the coast of Virginia into the Atlantic Ocean. Where clumps of evergreens meet wild ponies, oyster-shell roads, tumble-down houses, unwanted pregnancies, murder, storm-making and dark magic in the marshes. . . Situated off the coast of Virginia's Chesapeake Bay, the group of islands known as the Shore has been home to generations of fierce and resilient women. Sanctuary to some but nightmare to others, it's a place they've inhabited, fled, and returned to for hundreds of years. From a half-Shawnee Indian's bold choice to flee an abusive home only to find herself with a man who will one day try to kill her to a brave young girl's determination to protect her younger sister as metham...

The Dark Shore

The Dark Shore


  • Author : Kevin Emerson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-05-21
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062062840


The Dark Shore Book Description :

The Dark Shore, the second novel in Kevin Emerson’s Atlanteans series, continues the story of Owen Parker, one of the powerful descendants of the highly advanced Atlantean race. Owen, Lilly and Leech have escaped Camp Eden, but the next step on their journey to find Atlantis and protect it from Paul and Project Elysium involves crossing the perilous wastelands of a wrecked planet. And unlike in EdenWest, where bloody truths were kept hidden beneath the surface, out here, the horrors live bright beneath the poisonous sun. With treachery at every turn, Owen has no choice but to bring his wounded clan to the dark shores of Desenna, the city built from the ashes of EdenSouth, where the followers of Heliad-7 dwell. Desenna’s blood-soaked walls may hol...

The Mercies
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

The Mercies


  • Author : Kirin Millwood Hargrave
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2020-02-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316529228


The Mercies Book Description :

After the men in an Arctic Norwegian town are wiped out, the women must survive a sinister threat in this "perfectly told" 1600s parable of "a world gone mad" (Adriana Trigiani). Finnmark, Norway, 1617. Twenty-year-old Maren Magnusdatter stands on the craggy coast, watching the sea break into a sudden and reckless storm. Forty fishermen, including her brother and father, are drowned and left broken on the rocks below. With the menfolk wiped out, the women of the tiny Arctic town of Vardø must fend for themselves. Three years later, a stranger arrives on their shore. Absalom Cornet comes from Scotland, where he burned witches in the northern isles. He brings with him his young Norwegian wife, Ursa, who is both heady with her husband's authority and t...

Birds by the Shore

Birds by the Shore


  • Author : Jennifer Ackerman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525505921


Birds by the Shore Book Description :

From the bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, the revised and reissued edition of her beloved book of essays describing her forays along the Delaware shore For three years, Jennifer Ackerman lived in the small coastal town of Lewes, Delaware, in the sort of blue-water, white-sand landscape that draws summer crowds up and down the eastern seaboard. Birds by the Shore is a book about discovering the natural life at the ocean's edge: the habits of shorebirds and seabirds, the movement of sand and water, the wealth of creatures that survive amid storm and surf. Against this landscape's rhythms, Ackerman revisits her own history--her mother's death, her father's illness and her hopes to have children of her own. This portrait of life at the ocean's ...