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The orphan of Salt Winds, Elizabeth Brooks

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The orphan of Salt Winds
Title
The orphan of Salt Winds
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Brooks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooks, Elizabeth
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6102.R6628
LC item number
O77 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adopted children
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Marshes
  • Family secrets
  • FICTION / Historical / World War II
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Psychological
Label
The orphan of Salt Winds, Elizabeth Brooks
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1080519609
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781947793224
Lccn
2018041636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080519609
Label
The orphan of Salt Winds, Elizabeth Brooks
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1080519609
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781947793224
Lccn
2018041636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080519609

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