The Shore (Free E–pub) ¶ Sara Taylor

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The Shore

The Shore Review è 106 Place they've inhabited fled and returned to for hundreds of years From a half Shawnee Indian's bold choice to flee an abusive home only to find herself with a man who will one day try to kill her to a brave young girl's determination to protect her younger sister as methamphetamine ravages their family to a lesson in summoning storm clouds to help end a drought these women struggle against domestic violence savage wilderness and the corrosive effects of poverty a. Nearly 45 Gritty and virtuosic this novel in 13 stories imagines 250 years of history on a set of islands off the coast of Virginia As a Maryland native I think of Chincoteague and Assateague as vacation destinations but Taylor definitely focuses on their dark side here industrial scale chicken farms unwanted pregnancies domestic violence bootleg liuor gang rape murders and meth labs There s a core of narratives set in the 1980s 90s that could easily form a novel on their own but these are interspersed with vignettes stretching from 1876 to 2143 Dirty realism thus shares space with historical fiction and dystopia while first person narration about one third trades off with third person nearly two thirds and one instance of the second person Boys My favorite of the stories were the nineteenth century ones about Medora a half Native American healer These have a faint flavor of Wide Sargasso Sea while there are traces of Ron Rash and David Vann in the rest Taylor has proven here that she can do it all contemporary realism period research even post apocalyptic Each of those genres could have spawned an entire book but when crammed together they seem a bit show offy or like Taylor couldn t make up her mind what she wanted the book to be I also thought the 1980s 90s chapters were repetitive with young women getting knocked up by dubious boyfriendsIs The Shore short stories or a novel That s a uestion I m still asking myself I ve heard Taylor s approach compared to David Mitchell s in Cloud Atlas or The Bone Clocks but I haven t read either anyone who has feel free to let me know how Taylor measures up The compromise position says it s linked short stories like Snow in May by Kseniya Melnik Unforgettable by Paulette Alden or Archangel by Andrea Barrett with characters andor their ancestorsdescendants showing up in later chapters I think in the end I would have preferred a clearer choice either a chronological novel or a straight set of short storiesStill there s no denying that Taylor can write and I loved tracing the history of some dying communities that are than just names to me Every region needs a literary chronicler and I reckon Taylor is it for the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia s islands This was certainly a deserving entry on the 2015 Baileys Prize longlist Next time though I hope she ll commit to one genre or style Govinda The Aryavarta Chronicles #1 unwanted pregnancies domestic violence bootleg liuor gang rape murders and meth labs There s a core of narratives set in the 1980s 90s that could easily form a novel on their own but these are interspersed with vignettes stretching from 1876 to 2143 Dirty realism thus shares space with historical fiction and dystopia while first person narration about one third trades off with third person nearly two thirds and one instance of the second person Boys My favorite of the stories were the nineteenth century ones about Medora a half Native American healer These have a faint flavor of Wide Sargasso Sea while there are traces of Ron Rash and David Vann in the rest Taylor has proven here that she can do it all contemporary realism period research even post apocalyptic Each of those genres could have spawned an entire book but when crammed together they seem a bit show offy or like Taylor couldn t make La belle au bois dormant up her mind what she wanted the book to be I also thought the 1980s 90s chapters were repetitive with young women getting knocked No Breaking My Heart Barefoot William Beach #5 up by dubious boyfriendsIs The Shore short stories or a novel That s a A Biography of Innovations uestion I m still asking myself I ve heard Taylor s approach compared to David Mitchell s in Cloud Atlas or The Bone Clocks but I haven t read either anyone who has feel free to let me know how Taylor measures Ni arte ni parte up The compromise position says it s linked short stories like Snow in May by Kseniya Melnik Unforgettable by Paulette Alden or Archangel by Andrea Barrett with characters andor their ancestorsdescendants showing Ni arte ni parte up in later chapters I think in the end I would have preferred a clearer choice either a chronological novel or a straight set of short storiesStill there s no denying that Taylor can write and I loved tracing the history of some dying communities that are than just names to me Every region needs a literary chronicler and I reckon Taylor is it for the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia s islands This was certainly a deserving entry on the 2015 Baileys Prize longlist Next time though I hope she ll commit to one genre or style

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The Shore Review è 106 Welcome to The Shore a collection of small islands sticking out from the coast of Virginia into the Atlantic Ocean Where clumps of evergreens meet wild ponies oyster shell roads tumble down houses unwanted pregnancies murder storm making and dark magic in the marshes Situated off the coast of Virginia's Chesapeake Bay the group of islands known as the Shore has been home to generations of fierce and resilient women Sanctuary to some but nightmare to others it's a. I don t read short stories as a rule and I know I am missing out on some really good writing but once in a while I take the leap especially if the stories are connected That s the next best thing to a novel for me and this collection felt like a novel sort of It would have felt so if the stories in this book were in chronological order then the changes in the narratives spanning over 250 years might not have been as confusing However the appearance of people mentioned in one story in another story which takes places years or a century before was a clever mechanism that hooked me The structure of the book made for a little work to piece things together and several times I had to move back and forth between stories to confirm the link It does however come full circle in a way with the character of Chloe from the first disturbingly and devastatingly sad story There are many characters in the these stories but from beginning to end it was Chloe s story for me I m not sure there s an ounce of joy anywhere in this book with maybe the exception of the last pages If there was any earlier I surely missed it among the depressing sad lives of the people that inhabit The Shore consisting of three islands off the coast of Virginia and spanning the years 1876 2043 One finds brutal realities here revenge murders meth and physical abuse as wives and children are beaten and women are raped There s black magic healing and a recurring theme of unplanned unwanted pregnancies Pretty heavy duty stuff but if you can go on after the reading the first chapter which gave me pause you ll be rewarded with descriptive writing taking you into the desolate places in the lives of these characters with the creativity of the storytellingThis is not for the faint of heart It s dark and brutal but I can t help but feel that there is writing here worthy of our attention and if you make it through to the ending chapters you might like I did find a an ounce of hopeThanks to Crown Publishing and NetGalley Maria dos Canos Serrados unwanted pregnancies murder storm making and dark magic in the marshes Situated off the coast of Virginia's Chesapeake Bay the group of islands known as the Shore has been home to generations of fierce and resilient women Sanctuary to some but nightmare to others it's a. I don t read short stories as a rule and I know I am missing out on some really good writing but once in a while I take the leap especially if the stories are connected That s the next best thing to a novel for me and this collection felt like a novel sort of It would have felt so if the stories in this book were in chronological order then the changes in the narratives spanning over 250 years might not have been as confusing However the appearance of people mentioned in one story in another story which takes places years or a century before was a clever mechanism that hooked me The structure of the book made for a little work to piece things together and several times I had to move back and forth between stories to confirm the link It does however come full circle in a way with the character of Chloe from the first disturbingly and devastatingly sad story There are many characters in the these stories but from beginning to end it was Chloe s story for me I m not sure there s an ounce of joy anywhere in this book with maybe the exception of the last pages If there was any earlier I surely missed it among the depressing sad lives of the people that inhabit The Shore consisting of three islands off the coast of Virginia and spanning the years 1876 2043 One finds brutal realities here revenge murders meth and physical abuse as wives and children are beaten and women are raped There s black magic healing and a recurring theme of Inside the Titanic A Giant Cut away Book Giant Cutaway Book unplanned Ni bestias ni dioses unwanted pregnancies Pretty heavy duty stuff but if you can go on after the reading the first chapter which gave me pause you ll be rewarded with descriptive writing taking you into the desolate places in the lives of these characters with the creativity of the storytellingThis is not for the faint of heart It s dark and brutal but I can t help but feel that there is writing here worthy of our attention and if you make it through to the ending chapters you might like I did find a an ounce of hopeThanks to Crown Publishing and NetGalley

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The Shore Review è 106 Nd addiction to secure a sense of well being for themselves and for those they loveTogether their stories form a deeply affecting legacy of two barrier island families illuminating 150 years of their many freedoms and constraints heartbreaks and pleasures Conjuring a wisdom and beauty all its own The Shore is a richly uniue stunning novel that will resonate with readers long after turning its final pages establishing Sara Taylor as a promising new voice in fiction. Oh man It sucks to be poor And generational poverty Sucks even These interconnected stories are bleak and compelling Bloodlines are blurred violence is certain and the shore is where it all transpires Grit lit You ve been warned Maria dos Canos Serrados uniue stunning novel that will resonate with readers long after turning its final pages establishing Sara Taylor as a promising new voice in fiction. Oh man It sucks to be poor And generational poverty Sucks even These interconnected stories are bleak and compelling Bloodlines are blurred violence is certain and the shore is where it all transpires Grit lit You ve been warned


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    The Shore (Free E–pub) ¶ Sara Taylor Sara Taylor ☆ 6 Free read i chose this book thinking it was going to have a Winesburg Ohio vibe a series of linked stories that make up a larger novel feel in which desperate characters both love and resent their isolated hometowns and su

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    The Shore (Free E–pub) ¶ Sara Taylor Summary ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Sara Taylor Sara Taylor ☆ 6 Free read I don't read short stories as a rule and I know I am missing out on some really good writing but once in a while I take the leap especially if the stories are connected That's the next best thing to a novel for me and this collection felt like a novel sort of It would have felt so if the stories in this book were in chronological order ; then the changes in the narratives spanning over 250 years might not have been as c

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    The Shore (Free E–pub) ¶ Sara Taylor It’s a little house our house one room downstairs and two rooms upstairs and a porch for each and according t

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    The Shore (Free E–pub) ¶ Sara Taylor Southern grit lit at its best If you like generations of a very disturbed and disturbing family in your reading se

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    The Shore (Free E–pub) ¶ Sara Taylor Rarely do I finish a book and have so little to say about it I enjoyed The Shore and I wanted to write an in depth review but I've been struggling for days with what I have to say and even what I remember about the story The way I felt about this reminds me of the way I felt about Hannah Kent's Burial Rites which was published and which I read in 2013 both books gathered a word of mouth buzz about them prior to public

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    The Shore (Free E–pub) ¶ Sara Taylor Nearly 45 Gritty and virtuosic this novel in 13 stories imagines 250 years of history on a set of islands off the coast of Virginia

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    The Shore (Free E–pub) ¶ Sara Taylor Summary ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Sara Taylor Sara Taylor ☆ 6 Free read Oh man It sucks to be poor And generational poverty? Sucks even These interconnected stories are bleak and compelling Bloodlines are blurred violence is certain and the shore is where it all transpires Grit lit You've been warned

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    The Shore (Free E–pub) ¶ Sara Taylor There are many characters that populate this very assured debut novel but none of them is enduring and unforgettable than the shore itself Within these chapters characters ebb and flow like the ocean itself plunging in head first to reveal themselves to the reader and then receding to safe or not so safe shoreIndeed the structure of the book follows this ebb and flow starting in current times withdrawing to 1876 advancing to a horrific dys

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    The Shore (Free E–pub) ¶ Sara Taylor Summary ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Sara Taylor So every once in a while I take myself out of HPlandia and read what various acuaintances refer to as a real book like literature even This one is interesting in a how bleak and sad and horrible can we make things kinda way The writing is good The various interconnected stories were mostly well done but srsly peeps except for the very end story which is set after an epic biological apocalypse and people are

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    The Shore (Free E–pub) ¶ Sara Taylor 355 The Shore by Sara Taylor is a book that’s hard to categorize It’s a cross between a short story collection and a novel and follows the lives of different members of a large family living on a collection of small islands on the coast of Virginia The stories jump from branch to branch of a vast family tre

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