“The Final Sailor,” by Sarah Anne Johnson (2020, Sourcebooks Landmark, $16.99)
Provincetown author Johnson (who grew up in Yarmouth Port) blends nautical historical past and maritime lore for a historic story about grief, guilt, forgiveness and second probabilities on this story of historic fiction set in 1898 Cape Cod. The brothers and father of a younger fisherman who died at sea are struggling in their very own methods because the brothers return from crusing a schooner from Boston. With them is a younger lady fleeing her residence who practically drowns, and when she is cared for by one of many brother’s formers loves, occasions are set in movement that change all the household’s views. Johnson beforehand wrote 2014’s “The Lightkeeper’s Spouse,” and has a number of upcoming appearances scheduled in reference to this new ebook. One is a Zoom speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday via Titcomb’s Bookshop in East Sandwich. To enroll: titcombsbookshop.com. Additionally arising is a Feb. 3 speak for the Truro Historic Society. To seek out particulars and extra occasions: http://sarahannejohnson.com/events.
“Again Bay Blues,” by Peter Colt (2020, Kensington Publishing Corp., $26)
Vietnam veteran turned personal detective Andy Roark is again on this second installment of former Nantucketer Colt’s mysteries set in Nineteen Eighties Boston. Roark’s new consumer is an enigmatic younger Vietnamese girl who hires him to analyze her uncle’s homicide. The detective discovers a connection to a bunch of refugees decided to overthrow the communist authorities — and an sudden connection to a good friend of Roark’s personal daring escape from Saigon years earlier than. The paperback version of Iraq Conflict veteran Colt’s “The Off-Islander,” the primary Andy Roark thriller, was launched in August.
“Two Caps: A Story of Unlikely Friendships,” by Elizabeth Breen (2020, Palmetto Publishing Firm, $12.99)
“Totally different isn’t all the time bizarre. Typically completely different is simply completely different.” That’s one of many key classes from this middle-grade ebook about two Cape Cod boys who argue always over numerous subjects. However they uncover via a writing undertaking that their robust opinions simply mirror variations in their very own cultures and celebrations, and that they’ve extra in frequent than they realized. Falmouth resident Breen, who additionally co-authored “The Cape Cod Wampanoag Cookbook: Indian Recipes, Photos and Extra,” initially wrote “Two Caps” as a brief story years in the past for 2 of her grandchildren who even have numerous backgrounds. She says she was inspired to flesh that story out right into a full ebook in 2020 “throughout this yr of disaster, competition and chaos.”
“Two Swans,” by Judith Fitzpatrick (2020, self-published, $12)
This ebook of poems is the primary for the 80-plus-year-old Marstons Mills resident, who dedicates the ebook to her household. There are greater than 65 poems right here, divided into classes that embrace “The Moon,” “Reminiscences,” “Alone,” “Simply Us” and “Goals.” Fitzpatrick was born in England, and emigrated in 1960, elevating 4 youngsters along with her husband of 52 years in New Jersey earlier than transferring to the Cape. She describes poetry as “a solution to specific each love and sorrow, permitting me to cherish important moments in life.”
“A Fish Wakes Up in a Kayak: Reflections on Consciousness,” by A.M. Laine (2020, self-published with Golden Kayak Press, $19.95)
Longtime Yarmouth resident and bodily therapist assistant Laine describes his first ebook as one in every of metaphysical poetry and prose. The gathering — enhanced by photographs of Yarmouth, Brewster and Eastham — displays “an exploration of a principle that reframes God because the infinite and everlasting power subject, and the soul as a person power cell inside that subject.” Early poems “Pauses” and “Drops,” for instance, discover the connection of the person to the entire, and the drive that hyperlinks them.
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