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Ferris Beach A Novel (Paperback)

Author:  Jill McCorkle
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1565129318
ISBN-13: 9781565129313
Sku: 211303389
Publish Date: 8/5/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  356
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Ferris Beach is a place where excitement and magic coexist. Or so Mary Katherine "Katie" Burns, the only child of middle-aged Fred and Cleva Burns, believes. Shy and self-conscious, she daydreams about Ferris Beach, where her beautiful cousin, Angela, leads a romantic, mysterious life.

It is the early 1970s, and when the land across the road from the Burns's historic house is sold to developers, Misty Rhodes?also from Ferris Beach?and her flamboyant parents move into the nearest newly built split-level. In contrast to Katie?s composed, reserved, practical mother, Misty and her mother are everything Katie wants to be: daring, outrageous, fun. The two girls become inseparable, sharing every secret, every dream?until one fateful Fourth of July, when their lives change in a way they could never have imagined.

In this classic McCorkle novel, the author's shrewd grasp of human nature creates characters that resonate with truth and emotion, and a story perfect for mothers and daughters to share and cherish.


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A young girl and her foundling cousin, a love that crosses class boundaries, tenderness, innocence, pain, and evil work their spell in this compelling story.
Author Bio
Jill McCorkle
Born in Lumberton, North Carolina, Jill McCorkle writes primarily about Southern life. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned an M.A. at Hollins College. Her first two novels were published simultaneously by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill; McCorkle has been writing since childhood. She married Dr. Daniel Shapiro in 1987.

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New York Times Book Review
"A really fine read. Jill McCorkle is a writer who has delivered on her earlier promise--and who promises still more."

Kirkus Reviews
"A story as compelling as a soft southern night."

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0356
Product attributePublisher:   Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
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