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The sea house : a novel, Elisabeth Gifford

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The sea house : a novel
Title
The sea house
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a novel
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Elisabeth Gifford
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eng
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"In 1860, Alexander Ferguson, a newly ordained vicar and amateur evolutionary scientist, takes up his new parish, a poor, isolated patch on the remote Scottish island of Harris. He hopes to uncover the truth behind the legend of the selkies--mermaids or seal people who have been sighted off the north of Scotland for centuries. He has a more personal motive, too; family legend states that Alexander is descended from seal men. As he struggles to be the good pastor he was called to be, his maid Moira faces the terrible eviction of her family by Lord Marstone, whose family owns the island. Their time on the island will irrevocably change the course of both their lives, but the white house on the edge of the dunes keeps its silence long after they are gone. It will be more than a century before the Sea House reluctantly gives up its secrets. Ruth and Michael buy the grand but dilapidated building and begin to turn it into a home for the family they hope to have. Their dreams are marred by a shocking discovery. The tiny bones of a baby are buried beneath the house; the child's fragile legs are fused together--a mermaid child. Who buried the bones? And why? To heal her own demons, Ruth feels she must discover the secrets of her new home--but the answers to her questions may lie in her own traumatic past. The Sea House is a sweeping tale of hope and redemption and a study of how we heal ourselves by discovering our histories"--
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Title
The sea house
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Summary
A century after a young vicar investigates his family's link to a Scottish island's selkie legend, a young couple buys a once-grand home by the sea and discovers the bones of a baby with fused legs
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10298006
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
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Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6107.I37
LC item number
S43 2014
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Elisabeth Gifford
The sea house : a novel, Elisabeth Gifford
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The sea house : a novel, Elisabeth Gifford
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Originally published as: Secrets of the sea house, Rearsby, Leicester ; WF Howes Ltd, 2013
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781250043344
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013045689
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