The Last True Poets of the Sea

Author(s): Julia Drake
Genre: Ya Fiction
Original Publish Date: Dec 31, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.17 hours)
Product Number: Z100149692
Released: Dec 31, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982663964
Narrator/s: Tavia Gilbert
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From a stunning new voice in YA literature comes an epic, utterly unforgettable contemporary novel about a lost shipwreck, a missing piece of family history, and weathering the storms of life. The Larkin family isn't just lucky—they persevere. At least that's what Violet and her younger brother, Sam, were always told. When the Lyric sank off the coast of Maine, their great-great-great grandmother didn't drown like the rest of the passengers. No, Fidelia swam to shore, fell in love, and founded Lyric, Maine, the town Violet and Sam returned to every summer. But wrecks seem to run in the family: Tall, funny, musical Violet can't stop partying with the wrong people. And, one beautiful summer day, brilliant, sensitive Sam attempts to take his own life. Shipped back to Lyric while Sam is in treatment, Violet is haunted by her family's missing piece—the lost shipwreck she and Sam dreamed of discovering when they were children. Desperate to make amends, Violet embarks on a wildly ambitious mission: locate the Lyric, lain hidden in a watery grave for over a century. She finds a fellow wreck hunter in Liv Stone, an amateur local historian whose sparkling intelligence and guarded gray eyes make Violet ache in an exhilarating new way. Whether or not they find the Lyric, the journey Violet takes—and the bridges she builds along the way—may be the start of something like survival. Epic, funny, and sweepingly romantic, The Last True Poets of the Sea is an astonishing debut about the strength it takes to swim up from a wreck.

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Author(s): Julia Drake
Product Number EB00816920
Released: Apr 08, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316589116

Professional reviews

"Tavia Gilbert's expressive narration shows careful attunement to the emotions of 16-year-old Violet, who is sent for the summer to Lyric, Maine, a town noted for her great-great-great-grandmother's survival of a shipwreck. Gilbert deftly portrays the wreck that is Violet. She's sarcastic and jaded on the surface but suffering and vulnerable underneath after her brother's suicide attempt and a year of wild drinking and empty sex. Gilbert deftly portrays secondary characters and gradually shows Violet thawing through her uncle's kindness, the friendship of locals, and her investigation of her ancestral past. These renew and restore her sense of self and her creativity. Gilbert smoothly differentiates Violet's nuanced feelings, deepening her emotions as she falls in love for the first time with Liv. S.W. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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