I am really excited to offer up 2 copies of Sea Changes by Gail Graham to my readers. You may remember that I just reviewed this book the other day and you can see that review here. I also did a book highlight the other day and I’m going to just re-print a tiny bit of that here.
ABOUT THE BOOK
PASSIONATE NEW NOVEL SHARES ONE WOMAN’S STRUGGLE
TO MAKE SENSE OF THE WORLD WITHOUT HER HUSBAND
As The Tide Ebbs And Flows, So Does Sarah Andrews’ Life
Sarah Andrews feels lost and abandoned. Her daughter wants her to “move on,” her psychiatrist wants her to “heal her wounds,” and everybody else wants her to get over the fact that her husband has died. She decides that perhaps it would be best to end her life, so she heads to the beach with all intentions of never coming back.
“She’s left this morning’s newspaper open on the kitchen table and her unwashed dishes from last night in the sink. People will think she intended to do the housework later, after her swim. What she does, most days, is sit by herself in the house sipping red wine from one of Charles’ goblets as one by one the minutes drip away like water from a leaking faucet until the sun goes down and the street lights come on, and she can go to bed.”
But the sea has other plans for her. Instead of drowning, Sarah discovers a civilization under water, where, she believes, she’s met people from another dimension. When she finds herself alive, back on the beach, she’s not sure if the sea world was real or if the entire episode was a dream. But a second visit convinces her she wasn’t dreaming, and a young woman from below, Bantryd, comes back to live with her, to search for her parents who left the sea long ago.
In SEA CHANGES, novelist Gail Graham has created one of her most compelling characters yet— a woman who is torn between a man who is no longer alive and an undersea world that offers her peace and comfort. The torment of grief is something Graham knows well, having lost not only her husband, but also her son. Graham uses the death of Sarah’s husband to examine the world of widowhood, from coping with loss to how society views women who are widows, and conveys how hope and grief can blend to create an unnamed emotion.
SEA CHANGES is not just a story of bereavement; Graham expertly weaves in elements of fantasy and suspense as well. Sarah’s relationship with Bantryd has unexpected consequences as the girl closely resembles a beautiful, young heiress who is missing, and Sarah becomes the key suspect in her disappearance. Those closest to Sarah are turning against her. With her family and psychiatrist withdrawing their support, and the wind and the sea at her back, her worlds are colliding. She needs to make the ultimate decision.
Warm, touching, and insightful, SEA CHANGES is an avenue of hope and inspiration for women who are suffering loss. Sarah Andrews will become their heroine, created lovingly by a woman who’s been there.
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- For 2 entries tell me from either my review or the About the Book section, what it is about this book that you find interesting.
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The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. The books will be coming to the winners directly from the publisher. I will draw for the winners on Thursday, June 11, 2009. Good luck to you all!