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The Resource The Orphan of Salt Winds, Elizabeth Brooks, (electronic resource)

The Orphan of Salt Winds, Elizabeth Brooks, (electronic resource)

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The Orphan of Salt Winds
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The Orphan of Salt Winds
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Elizabeth Brooks
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eng
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For fans of Eowyn Ivey, Rose Tremaine, and Kate Atkinson, The Orphan of Salt Winds is a bewitching debut about the secrets that haunt us. England, 1939. Ten-year-old Virginia Wrathmell arrives at Salt Winds, a secluded house on the edge of a marsh, to meet her adoptive parents—practical, dependable Clem and glamorous, mercurial Lorna. The marsh, with its deceptive tides, is a beautiful but threatening place. Virginia's new parents' marriage is full of secrets and tensions she doesn't quite understand, and their wealthy neighbor, Max Deering, drops by too often, taking an unwholesome interest in the family's affairs. Only Clem offers a true sense of home. War feels far away among the birds and shifting sands—until the day a German fighter plane crashes into the marsh, and Clem ventures out to rescue the airman. What happens next sets into motion a crime so devastating it will haunt Virginia for the rest of her life. Seventy-five years later, she finds herself drawn back to the marsh, and to a teenage girl who appears there, nearly frozen and burdened by her own secrets. In her, Virginia might have a chance at retribution and a way to right a grave mistake she made as a child. Elizabeth Brooks's gripping debut mirrors its marshy landscape—full of twists and turns and moored in a tangle of family secrets. A gothic, psychological mystery and atmospheric coming-of-age story, The Orphan of Salt Winds is the portrait of a woman haunted by the place she calls home
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Follows the story of Virginia Wrathmell, who is adopted at the age of 10 in 1939 England by a dependable father and unpredictable mother, only to have an incident connected to World War II upend her new life
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10667130
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SALS
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1979-
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Brooks, Elizabeth
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fiction
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dictionaries
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Fiction
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  • Historical Fiction
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adult
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The Orphan of Salt Winds, Elizabeth Brooks, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
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9781947793231
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3a6f1058-be85-4ab8-9ba8-30fcdfd11392
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
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Label
The Orphan of Salt Winds, Elizabeth Brooks, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781947793231
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3a6f1058-be85-4ab8-9ba8-30fcdfd11392
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • OverDrive Read

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