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Astrid's Coast
     

Astrid's Coast

by Ross Richdale
 
When her mother dies after an accident, Astrid Stowell moves to the small New Zealand Coromandel Peninsular village of Hook Bay to live with her grandfather, Steve Barton. She has to cope with life in a new environment, with old friends' help and betrayal, a new school to attend for her final high school year and an early encounter with the forces of

Overview

When her mother dies after an accident, Astrid Stowell moves to the small New Zealand Coromandel Peninsular village of Hook Bay to live with her grandfather, Steve Barton. She has to cope with life in a new environment, with old friends' help and betrayal, a new school to attend for her final high school year and an early encounter with the forces of nature.

Steve's love and guidance, as well as Astrid's ability as an artist, help her through difficult times. New friends enter her life, old ones return and her talent is encouraged by the local school principal. Her life now has a future. That is, until the tsunami builds up in the Pacific Ocean and heads south... directly towards Hook Bay.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157390952
Publisher:
SynergEbooks
Publication date:
03/15/2017
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
164 KB

Meet the Author

After a career as a teacher and principal of mainly small rural schools, Ross Richdale lives in the small university city of Palmerston North in the North Island of New Zealand where he writes contemporary novels and sagas full time, while his wife, Kay, carries the burden of teaching children at a local primary (elementary) school. He is married with three children.

In his suburban home, Ross pounds away on an ancient Macintosh to form the plots for his novels. When he is not writing, Ross enjoys drawing, usually on the computer. Other interests include wandering in the countryside and, in the summer, swimming in mountain streams or bounding through the rapids in a large inner tube tire.

His interest in current events and international incidents serve as a backdrop for many of his novels. Ordinary people rather than the super rich super powerful or violent, are the main characters in his stories. Often a tiny article read is expanded into a full sized novel after research and the use of his vivid imagination. His plots also reflect his interest in the rural lifestyle as well as the cross section of personalities encountered during his years as a teacher.

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