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- ISBN: 9780385535861 (alk. paper)
- ISBN: 0385535864 (hbk.)
268 p. : map ; 24 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2013.
|Summary, etc.:||Returning to the insular Galveston home town of her youth in the wake of a family tragedy, photographer Clare Porterfield is drawn into a century-old mystery involving a woman who drowned during the Hurricane of 1900.|
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- Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2012 July #1
Photographer Clare Porterfield returns to her hometown of Galveston, TX, after a number of years. Her marriage crumbling in the wake of her daughter's tragic death, Clare is seeking something she is unable to define. She finds herself in thrall to wealthy banker Will Carraday, whose longtime impact on her own family she's just beginning to realize, while trying to find resolution with Will's son Patrick, who was involved in an incident when they were teens that led to her leaving Galveston. VERDICT While Black's depiction of the culture and history of Galveston can come only from deep personal knowledge, the novel's structure is somewhat problematic; the main story thread is set in 1990 for no apparent reason, with no real sense or flavor of the time period. This reviewer guessed the book's big secret a full 100 pages earlier than Clare did, and thus was impatient with her until she figured it out. And first-time novelist Black falls victim to a rookie mistake, imposing an abrupt, unnecessary, somewhat implausible dramatic ending.âChristine DeZelar-Tiedman, Univ. of Minnesota Libs., Minneapolis[Page 72]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.