We hope you can join us at the Sandwich Public Library to hear Lauren Wolk talk about her wonderful new book, Beyond the Bright Sea.
Here is Vicky's review: "It's hard to find words to describe how much I absolutely adored this book from the very first sentence to the last! Beyond the Bright Sea is a brilliant gem and has the feeling of a real classic.
The book takes place in 1925 when a 12 year old orphan girl called Crow tells the story of a year when all she knew in life was threatened.
As a baby only hours old, Crow had been strapped into a tiny boat that had washed ashore on a remote island off Cape Cod. She was found by Osh, an enigmatic, reclusive man who came to love her and raise her as his daughter. Crow and Osh live a simple life on the island - their lives governed by the changes in the seasons and the tides. Then one day, Crow sees a fire burning on the nearby island of Penikese, which had, until very recently, been the home of a leper colony and the place Crow suspects she might have come from. The trip to Penikese will change everything for Crow, Osh and a neighbor who accompanies them.
The story is filled with characters that I cared about deeply. There's a huge serving of suspense and action as some characters hunt desperately for pirate treasure and some for family. The sense of place on the islands off Cape Cod in 1925 is vivid and real. Best of all, the writing is absolutely exquisite - filled with words of understated power and grace. "
About the author: After graduating from Brown University in 1981 with a degree in English literature, Lauren Wolk spent a year as a writer with the Battered Women’s Project of the St. Paul American Indian Center, and then worked as both an editor and an English teacher. Since 2007, she has been the Associate Director of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. She is an award-winning poet and also a visual artist. Her previous book, Wolf Hollow, is a best seller and Titcomb's Staff Favorite.