Beachcombing for a Shipwrecked God
By Joe Coomer
(Touchstone, Paperback, 9780684824406, 256pp.)
Publication Date: May 7, 1997
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Nine weeks after losing her husband, Charlotte escapes to a wooden motor yacht in New Hampshire, where her shipmates are an aging blue-haired widow, an emotional seventeen-year-old, and the ugliest dog in literature. A genuine bond develops among the three women, as their distinct personalities and paths cross and converge against the backdrop of emotional secrets, abuse, and the wages of old age.
Off the boat, Charlotte, an archaeologist, joins a local excavation to uncover an ancient graveyard. Here she can indulge her passion for reconstructing the past, even as she tries to bury her own recent history. She comes to realize, however, that the currents of time are as fluid and persistent as the water that drifts beneath her comforting new home.
Joe Coomer is the author of The Loop, a New York Times Book of the Year; A Flatland Fable; and an award-winning work of nonfiction, Dream House. He lives in Springtown, Texas, and Eliot, Maine.
author of The Way Men Act
The proverbial great read where you can't rest until the story's been told -- beautifully -- and all its secrets have been confided.
Tom Pilkington Dallas Morning News An entertaining, provocative read.
Judyth Rigler Fort Worth Star Telegram A captivating novel...provocative and life-affirming.