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Sea Creatures

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    From here on...

    Frome here on, its all whatever you want to put. Houses, buildings, caves, dont care.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Great book

    Great book in many ways from research to writing style

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    It's ok

    It's a life journey story about choices.

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  • Posted October 19, 2013

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings There are many

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings

    There are many forms of insomnia and some can really affect a relationship and a family - Georgia and Graham both deal with different forms of insomnia and it has gravely affected their son and themselves.  With a sudden move to Miami, this book dives straight into how a family must try to pick up the pieces and put everything back in order, but can it be done?

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  • Posted August 29, 2013

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    Georgia and Graham move back to Miami, where Georgia grew up, af

    Georgia and Graham move back to Miami, where Georgia grew up, after they fall on hard times. They move into a ramshackle houseboat with their 3-year-old son Frankie, who is mute and hasn't spoken in a very long time. Georgia soon takes on a part-time job as an assistant to Charlie, a "hermit" who lives in a secluded stilt home in the middle of Biscayne Bay. Before they know it, Georgia and Graham will find themselves going through more changes than they ever expected when moving to Miami.

    I was delighted by this story. Some of the characters weren't very well fleshed out, like that of Georgia's father, but perhaps that suited the story, as her father was rather absent from her life most of the time, as he was often preoccupied with his own interests. But overall I loved the characters, and I loved the story and the setting.

    Georgia is a strong, but somewhat confused woman, caught in a whirlwind and unable to get her bearings. She is doing her best, trying to muddle her way through the trials strewn in her path, but realizing that perhaps she has been going about it all wrong.

    I found Georgia's husband Graham frustrating. He was hard to like at times. Of course, her son Frankie was suitably adorable.

    But my favorite character was "the hermit" Charlie. An introvert, he realizes that he is better off living away from society and with minimal interaction with others, especially after a tragic event that left him shattered. He now leads an austere life in Stiltsville as an artist, and hires Georgia to assist him.

    I loved Charlie. I loved his reserve, his social awkwardness, his creative genius, his hidden warmth. And on top of it all, he broke my heart.

    I’m not a mother, but I thought that the author relayed a mother’s love beautifully, as she struggles to figure out how to do best by her son.

    And there are times throughout the book when Georgia reflects on what motherhood really means, how it changes a woman, how her dreams and desires shift to accommodate the position. When once you may have done reckless and impulsive things, you begin to hold back, thinking of your children and the fact that they need you.

    And mothers are flawed and human, and simply do their best, and often find themselves feeling inadequate and falling short of their expectations for themselves.

    My final word: Why have I put off reading the author's debut novel for so long? After reading Sea Creatures, I am now eager to pick up her debut novel and experience her writing once again. She writes with authenticity and warmth and honesty, and her stories take place in my backyard, making me feel as if I've come home after a long, hard day and settled in my favorite chair with a cup of hot tea...and, of course, with a great book. Loved, loved, loved it!

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    Posted November 10, 2013

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