Last Light Over Carolina
Publication Date: July 2009
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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.
About the AuthorMary Alice Monroeis the author of nearly two dozen novels, several nonfiction titles, and award-winning children s books. Her body of work reflects her commitment to the natural world through literature. She has served on the faculty of numerous writer s conferences and retreats and is a featured speaker at events, both literary and conservation. Her books have achieved several bestseller lists, including the "New York Times", "SIBA", and"USA Today", and are sold worldwide. She has been awarded the SC Center for the Book Award for Fiction, the International Book Award for Green Fiction, the Career Achievement Award for mainstream fiction by RT Book Reviews, and the South Carolina Book Festival Literary Excellence Award.
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