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Wild and distant seas : a novel / Tara Karr Roberts.

Roberts, Tara Karr, (author.).


"Evangeline Hussey has made a home for herself on Nantucket, though she knows she is still an outsider to the island's small, close-knit community, one that by 1849 has started to feel the decline of a once-thriving whaling industry. Her husband, Hosea, and the life they built together, was once all she needed--but now Hosea is gone, lost at sea. Evangeline is only able to hold on to his inn, and her place on the island, by employing a curious gift to glimpse and re-form the recent memories of those who would cast her out. One night, an idealistic sailor appears on her doorstep asking her to call him Ishmael. He seeks only a warm bed and a bowl of chowder, and yet suddenly, unsettlingly, her careful illusion begins to fracture. He soon sails away with Ahab to hunt an infamous white whale, and Evangeline is left to forge a new life from the pieces that remain." -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781324064886
  • ISBN: 1324064889
  • Physical Description: 285 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2024]
Subject: Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 > Characters > Fiction.
Islands > Fiction.
Communities > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
Taverns (Inns) > Fiction.
Memory > Fiction.
Whaling > Fiction.
Sailors > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Nantucket Island (Mass.) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Magic realist fiction.

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  • 14 of 18 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Neosho Newton County.


  • 2 current holds with 18 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Neosho Newton - Neosho ROBERTS, TARA (Text) 34162002203386 New Adult Fiction Checked out 05/01/2024

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