Ellyn Bache is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books, including the novel Safe Passage, which was made into a movie starring Susan Sarandon, and a short story collection that won the Willa Cather Fiction Prize. She divides her time between Greenville, South Carolina, and the Philadelphia suburbs.
Daughters of the Seaby Ellyn Bache
Three generations of women, each with a special attraction to water, yearn to find where they belong. Ernie, 70 years old and ailing, is a dowser who finds underground water with a stick. Veronica, 38, has moved inland after many years near the sea, only to realize how powerfully she misses it. Her 19-year-old daughter, Simpson, feels an affinity for a tranquil
Three generations of women, each with a special attraction to water, yearn to find where they belong. Ernie, 70 years old and ailing, is a dowser who finds underground water with a stick. Veronica, 38, has moved inland after many years near the sea, only to realize how powerfully she misses it. Her 19-year-old daughter, Simpson, feels an affinity for a tranquil mountain lake that soon yields a terrifying secret.
Living in forced togetherness far from the ocean, the women struggle against the weight of responsibilities they long to escape. Not until they understand that it's possible to be a daughter of the sea anywhere, and that home is not always a place, does each one finally make the pilgramage that will set her free.
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- 18 Years
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In her late thirties and unhappy, Veronica Legacy decides it is time to pull up anchor, give up on the secure middle class existence she lives and start anew. Accompanied by her twenty years old daughter Simpson, Veronica leaves her spouse to return to the only place she ever felt at home, the farm of beloved septuagenarian Ernestine Trueheart. She doubts her husband will notice that the two women in his life have left him................... However, though welcomed by Ernestine, Veronica realizes you can¿t come home as nothing remains the same. The energetic Ernestine of memory is a slowly dying elderly woman. Still she offers Veronica what she most needs a sense of worth and belonging, but will that prove enough for an adult seeking a haven from the storms of life?........................ This is a terrific slice of life character study that showcases intriguing individuals, especially Veronica, struggling with problems that have thrown them into a depression yet come out fighting for what they believe in. Veronica is the center of this interesting tale, but the support cast mainly Ernestine and Simpson make her a fully developed protagonist. Fans will appreciate this fine often witty but always profound look at middle age crisis.................... Harriet Klausner