Monterey Bay

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.32 hours)
Product Number: Z100114104
Released: Jul 19, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780735208322
Narrator/s: Rebecca Lowman
Publisher: Books on Tape
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A beautiful debut set around the creation of the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium—and the last days of John Steinbeck's Cannery Row In 1940, fifteen year-old Margot Fiske arrives on the shores of Monterey Bay with her eccentric entrepreneur father. Margot has been her father's apprentice all over the world, until an accident in Monterey's tide pools drives them apart and plunges her head-first into the mayhem of John Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Steinbeck is hiding out from his burgeoning fame at the raucous lab of Ed Ricketts, the biologist known as Doc in Cannery Row. Ricketts, a charismatic bohemian, quickly becomes the object of Margot's fascination. Despite Steinbeck's protests and her father's misgivings, she wrangles a job as Ricketts's sketch artist and begins drawing the strange and wonderful sea creatures he pulls from the waters of the bay. Unbeknownst to Margot, her father is also working with Ricketts. He is soliciting the biologist's advice on his most ambitious and controversial project to date: the transformation of the Row's largest cannery into an aquarium. When Margot begins an affair with Ricketts, she sets in motion a chain of events that will affect not just the two of them, but the future of Monterey as well. Alternating between past and present, Monterey Bay explores histories both imagined and actual to create an unforgettable portrait of an exceptional woman, a world-famous aquarium, and the beloved town they both call home. From the Hardcover edition.

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Author(s): Lindsay Hatton
Original Publish Date: Jul 19, 2016

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Author(s): Lindsay Hatton
Product Number EB00627054
Released: Jul 19, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9780698407503

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