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Between the Tides

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by Patti Callahan Henry
 

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New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry portrays a woman burdened by the past—and the choices she must face to break free of it—in this emotional, engaging novel. 

Nine months after her father's death, Catherine Leary still hasn't fulfilled his last wish: that she scatter his ashes in the Seaboro River in

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New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry portrays a woman burdened by the past—and the choices she must face to break free of it—in this emotional, engaging novel. 

Nine months after her father's death, Catherine Leary still hasn't fulfilled his last wish: that she scatter his ashes in the Seaboro River in South Carolina.  The scene of a childhood tragedy that forced her family to move, Seaboro is the last place Catherine wants to see again.  But on the evening of her thirtieth birthday, her father’s young colleague—whom she once dated—pays a visit...

Hoping to stop Forrest Anderson from exposing her family's secrets, she travels to her once-beloved Lowcountry town and embarks on a poignant trip into the past...a journey that might lead her into a new life of love, forgiveness, and self-discovery.

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Praise for Patti Callahan Henry and her novels

“A Southern woman’s journey into truth. An emotionally intense, beautiful, and unforgettable novel. I loved it.”—Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Virgin River novels

“Patti Callahan Henry’s writing is as lush and magical as the Lowcountry she loves.”—Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of A Lowcountry Wedding

“The sea sings in every syllable.”—Anne Rivers Siddons, New York Times bestselling author of The Girls of August

“A lyrical exploration of love and longing, secrets and suspicion, and family and friendship.”―Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Weekenders

“Patti Callahan Henry asks the big, equivocal questions about what it means to be a mother, a child, a family, and the answers she finds in And Then I Found You will surprise you, provoke you, and rearrange your heart.”—Jacquelyn Mitchard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Two If by Sea

“This is everything you expect from Patti Callahan Henry—lyrical writing, characters worth rooting for, a sure-footed belief in the power of goodness—plus a twisty plot that will keep the pages turning long into the night.”—Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of The Opposite of Everyone

“Patti Callahan Henry understands the delicate balance of power inside a marriage.”—Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of At the Water’s Edge

“This tale of a Lowcountry woman’s reblossoming will touch your heart and make you wonder about long-forgotten possibilities waiting to be rediscovered in your own family and soul.”—The Charleston Post and Courier (SC)

Publishers Weekly On-line
Until age 12, Catherine "Cappy" Leary lives, grows and plays with the neighboring Loughlin family in the South Carolina lowcountry town of Seaboro. After the accidental death of the Loughlins' youngest son, a tragedy for which Catherine blames herself, her father moves the family across the state. Fast forward to Catherine's 30th birthday, when she reluctantly returns to Seaboro for the first time in 18 years to scatter her father's ashes. As she reconnects, she uncovers new information about her father's ties to the area that help her release her guilt and learn to love freely. Henry's warm, smoothly paced novel explores well-traveled themes of reconciliation and rebirth with fresh energy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451221148
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/05/2007
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
256,589
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels include The House at Water's End, The Idea of Love, The Stories We Tell, And Then I Found You, Coming Up for Air, The Perfect Love Song, Driftwood Summer, The Art of Keeping Secrets, Between the Tides, When Light Breaks, Where the River Runs, and Losing the Moon. Short-listed for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, and nominated multiple times for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Book Award for Fiction, Patti is a frequent speaker at luncheons, book clubs, and women’s groups. She lives with her husband and three children in Mountain Brook, Alabama, and is working on her next novel.

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Between the Tides 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
sunshine52LM More than 1 year ago
This is my first Patti Callahan Henry books to read and it was beautifully written. I felt I as though the characters were people I know in my life. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read the next book. Great job Patti Henry Callahan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Between the Tides is one of those novels that draws the reader in and absorbs you into the lives of the characters. I lived with Catherine as a child -- understanding, empathizing; only to follow her into adulthood willingly and compassionately as she is forced to explore her fears and doubts and insecurities. I couldn't wait to get back into this other-life at the end of every day and dreaded closing the book for the last time. A must for cold, rainy days or hot afternoons at the beach!
RobynKelly More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book. "Southern Charm" First time reading this author, will surely buy more of her books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I hesitated to actually recommend this book. Although the writing is good and keeps you interested, it was easy to figure out the 'twist' early on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My friend's mom talked me into buying this book, and though it took me nearly 3 months to finally read it, the touching story will remain with me for a long time. This book is a beautifully written story that will make you laugh, cry, and leave you begging for more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started reading Between the Tides towards the beginning of summer, put it down for a while and then finished reading the book today. You can learn a lot about yourself and life through Catherine Leary and other characters in the novel. I highly recommend this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding read! It will take you to every level of emotion.
Anonymous 29 days ago
I want to comment on the review posted by the person who stated that they couldnt believe a persons life could be so devasted by a single tragedy that occured during childhood. Clearly someone who has been fortunate to have never suffered such a loss. I have and can positively state that my life has never been the same since the tragic loss of my own little brother. Never underestimate the power of a truly broken heart no matter the age of the person enduring it.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Seaboro, South Carolina twelve year old Catherine 'Cappy' Leary plays with the neighbors especially thirteen year old Boyd Loughlin. That is until Boyd¿s two year old brother Sam accidentally dies. Cappy blames herself after overhearing Boyd tells his mother she was watching Sam. At that time she did not know it, but her childhood ended she did believe no good thing will come her way for the negligence death of little Sam.----------- Nine months have passed since her father died, but Catherine has failed to complete his final request. However, her father¿s protégé Forrest Anderson informs her he plans to honor her father in a memorial article he is writing. Catherine fears what he will learn in Seaboro so on her thirtieth birthday she returns to Seaboro for the first time since the tragedy that traumatized her. Her goals are to honor her late father by scattering his ashes as he requested and to prevent Forrest from revealing Leary family secrets though deep down in her soul she would not mind making new secrets with him.---------- BETWEEN THE TIDES is a warm character study of a woman that has spent two-thirds of her life believing her negligence led to the tragic death of infant Sam. and that led her to conclude that she is worthless. Her return to Seaboro to accomplish her two missions provides Cappy with an opportunity for a renewal of her spirit and a second chance to live life to the fullest and not in the shadows. Readers will enjoy this fine tale as the lead protagonist after eighteen years at ebb tide is relearning to enjoy the waves.------- Harriet Klausner
Jane28FL More than 1 year ago
I like this book but I think the author s stresses too much what happened to this girl many years ago. I can't imagine one's whole life being turned upside down because of an incident in childhood,despite what it was. It seems as though it consumes her every thought. However, it is a good read and I would recommend it.