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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library FOX (Text) 33500013499678 New Checked out 12/24/2021
Crookston Public Library FOX (Text) 33500013499660 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593098370
  • ISBN: 0593098374
  • Physical Description: 369 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"An unlikely friendship between a septuagenarian and a younger woman becomes a story of broken trust, lost love, and the unexpected blooming of hope against the longest odds. "You trying to kill yourself, or are you just stupid?" Marcie Malone didn't think she was either, but when she drives from Georgia to the southwestern shore of Florida without a plan and wakes up in a stranger's home, she doesn't seem to know anymore. Despondent and heartbroken over an unexpected loss and the man she thought she could count on, Marcie leaves him behind, along with her job and her whole life, and finds she has nowhere to go. Herman Flint has seen just about everything in his seventy years living in a fading, blue-collar Florida town, but the body collapsed on the beach outside his window is something new. The woman is clearly in some kind of trouble and Flint wants no part of it-he's learned to live on his own just fine, without the hassle of worrying about others. But against his better judgment he takes Marcie in and lets her stay until she's on her feet on the condition she keeps out of his way. As the unlikely pair slowly copes with the damage life has wrought, Marcie and Flint have to decide whether to face up to the past they've each been running from, and find a way to move forward with the people they care about most"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #1
    *Starred Review* After a traumatic loss, Marcie Malone finds herself adrift on a beach in Florida. She's driven in a haze from Atlanta to Palmetto Key, and a chunk of her memory is gone. Flint, a misanthropic elderly man who lives on the beach, finds her facedown in the sand. At first, Flint assumes Marcie is a drunk party girl who will shake off her hangover, but he quickly realizes she isn't going to get better overnight. Despite his misgivings, Flint offers Marcie a place to stay while she heals. Marcie initially plans to return to Atlanta and her husband, but Palmetto Key—and her unlikely new relationship with Flint—draws her in. This standout novel from Fox (A Little Bit of Grace, 2020) is a study in contrasts: tragic yet heartwarming, suspenseful yet comforting. In alternating chapters, Flint and Marcie reveal pieces of themselves to the reader and to each other while also confronting the real dangers of coastal life. An ideal pick for book clubs and fans of Gayle Forman's Leave Me (2016). Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #1
    *Starred Review* After a traumatic loss, Marcie Malone finds herself adrift on a beach in Florida. She's driven in a haze from Atlanta to Palmetto Key, and a chunk of her memory is gone. Flint, a misanthropic elderly man who lives on the beach, finds her facedown in the sand. At first, Flint assumes Marcie is a drunk party girl who will shake off her hangover, but he quickly realizes she isn't going to get better overnight. Despite his misgivings, Flint offers Marcie a place to stay while she heals. Marcie initially plans to return to Atlanta and her husband, but Palmetto Key—and her unlikely new relationship with Flint—draws her in. This standout novel from Fox (A Little Bit of Grace, 2020) is a study in contrasts: tragic yet heartwarming, suspenseful yet comforting. In alternating chapters, Flint and Marcie reveal pieces of themselves to the reader and to each other while also confronting the real dangers of coastal life. An ideal pick for book clubs and fans of Gayle Forman's Leave Me (2016). Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

<B>Phoebe Fox</B> is the author of the Breakup Doctor series (T<I>he Breakup Doctor</I>,<I> Bedside Manners</I>,<I> Heart Conditions</I>,<I> Out of Practice</I>) and has been a contributor or regular columnist for a number of national, regional, and local publications, including the Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and SheKnows. A former actor on stage and screen, Phoebe has been dangled from wires as a mall fairy; was accidentally concussed by a blank gun; and hosted a short-lived game show. She has been a relationship columnist; a movie, theater, and book reviewer; and a radio personality, and currently lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two excellent dogs.

Subject: Young women > Fiction.
Older men > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Strangers > Fiction.
Intergenerational relations > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Beaches > Fiction.
Florida > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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