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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
McIntosh Public Library GLA (Text) 33500013594056 New Checked out 06/07/2022
Moorhead Public Library GLA (Text) 33500013594064 New Checked out 06/08/2022
Godel Memorial-Warren Library GLA (Text) 35500006580599 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101870389
  • ISBN: 1101870389
  • Physical Description: 404 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2022]

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"A decade in the future, in the historic town of Vigil Harbor, there's been a rash of divorces among the yacht-club set; a marine biologist despairs at the state of the world; a spurned wife is bent on revenge; and the renowned architect Austin Kepner pursues a passion for building homes to withstand the escalating fury of coastal storms. Brecht, Austin's stepson, has dropped out of college and retreated home from New York after narrowly escaping one of the domestic terrorist acts that, like hurricanes, are becoming all too common. When two outsiders come to town--one a woman determined to solve the disappearance of a long-lost lover who links her to Austin, the other a man with subversive charms--the fates of Vigil Harbor's residents become intertwined on one remarkable day and a long-held secret involving a selkie comes to light. In a Time of Tempests reveals Julia Glass in all of her virtuosity, braiding together multiple voices and several dazzling strands of plot in a story that mingles mortal longings and fears with immortal mysteries of the deep as well as the heart"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 April #1
    *Starred Review* In finely detailed yet translucent descriptions of Vigil Harbor, an old coastal Massachusetts town, Glass summons a near-future ravaged by environmental devastation and "political extremes." Fledgling poet Brecht, the first narrator in this gracefully polyphonic novel, has left college in New York City and returned home after a deadly bombing. Petra, having lost her wife and her bearings, infiltrates Vigil Harbor's cocoon, seeking revenge against prominent architect Austin for the harm she believes he did long ago to her first love, Issa, an artist whose identification with the endangered creatures of the sea was strange and alarming. Mike, a scientist working for an ocean preservation group, and flinty former English teacher Margo regroup after being betrayed by their spouses. Landscaper Celestino is taken aback when Ernesto appears, claiming to be a climate scientist. Glass circles among her complex, conflicted characters, including two from her earlier novel, The Widower's Tale (2010), as violence threatens this once insulated enclave. A novelist of fluid compassion adept at creating plots anchored in the ordinary but driven into disaster, Glass adds a drop of mythology to the whirl of this intricately suspenseful story. With sorrow and humor, beauty and fury rendered in prose as exquisitely nuanced and mutable as the seacoast setting, Glass dramatizes the psychic toll of climate change. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

JULIA GLASS is the author of six previous books of fiction, including the best-selling Three Junes, winner of the National Book Award, and I See You Everywhere, winner of Binghamton University’s John Gardner Fiction Book Award. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Glass is a Senior Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emerson College. She lives with her family north of Boston.

Subject: Climatic changes > Fiction.
Cities and towns > Fiction.
Ecoterrorism > Fiction.
Strangers > Fiction.
Families > New England > Fiction.
Atlantic Coast (Mass.) > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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