Sunday, June 16, 2013
Sunday Spotlight: Tides
I purchased Tides by Betsy Cornwell over the weekend and look forward to reviewing it soon. I've always been fond of merfolk and selkies are an intriguing concept. This appears to be a love story mixed in with selkie lore. Early reviews seem to be pretty good and I look forward to taking the plunge.
When high-school senior Noah Gallagher and his adopted teenage sister, Lo, go to live with their grandmother in her island cottage for the summer, they don’t expect much in the way of adventure. Noah has landed a marine biology internship, and Lo wants to draw and paint, perhaps even to vanquish her struggles with bulimia. But then things take a dramatic turn for them both when Noah mistakenly tries to save a mysterious girl from drowning. This dreamlike, suspenseful story—deftly told from multiple points of view—dives deeply into selkie folklore while examining the fluid nature of love and family.