Last Light Over Carolina

By Mary Alice Monroe; Sandra Burr (Read by); Sandra Burr (Read by)
(Brilliance Audio, Compact Disc, 9781423331247)

Publication Date: July 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, MP3 CD, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Hardcover

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Every woman in the lowcountry knows the unspoken fear that clutches the heart every time her man sets out to sea. Now, that fear has become a terrible reality for Carolina Morrison. Her husband, shrimp boat captain Bud Morrison, the only man she's ever loved, is lost and alone somewhere in the vast Atlantic fi shing grounds, with a storm gathering and last light falling. As the action unfolds on this one terrifying, illuminating day, Carolina and Bud Morrison look back across thirty years of love and loss, joy and sorrow. Carolina walked away from a well-to-do upbringing to marry Captain Bud Morrison. She embraced his extraordinary lifestyle by the sea and the customs of a historic shrimping village. Yet lately, hard times and the loneliness of long separations have driven them apart?and driven her to make a mistake that threatens to shatter their onceunbreakable bond forever. When Bud Morrison is overdue at the docks, the closeknit community rallies together to search for one of its own. But Carolina knows that it is their love that must somehow call him home, across miles of rough water and unspeakable memories. And she swears that if she is given one more chance ? for love and for forgiveness - nothing will ever take her from this man's side again. In Last Light over Carolina, Mary Alice Monroe once again explores a vanishing feature of the southern coastline, the mysterious yet time-honored shrimping culture, in a convincing and compelling tale of an enduring marriage.



Reviews from AltWeeklies.com
From Charleston City Paper, Charleston, South Carolina

After The Beach House, researching environmental topics became a central part of Monroe's creative process, an approach she used for novels such as Skyward and Sweetgrass. In her most recent novel, some readers might come away from the book feeling as if they too have felt the sting of salt spray while standing at the bow of a shrimping troller.

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