One True Ocean

One True Ocean

by Sarah Martin
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One True Ocean 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay but very slow
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sarah Beth Martin is a remarkable new voice in contemporary women's fiction. This debut novel is so honest, with such an incredibly compelling and gripping narrative drive, that it's hard to put down once you pick it up. The characters are incredibly well drawn, and their circumstances are so real, so tragic, that it takes your breath away when you learn the secrets that are revealed as the story plays out. I hope Ms. Martin will continue to share her wonderful voice and storytelling ability for years to come. I will certainly recommend this book to everyone I know, and might even read it again to capture moments and passages missed the first time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The One True Ocean is wonderfully conceived, expertly rendered and a remarkable achievement. While the plot focuses on family secrets and things hidden--both physically hidden, and those areas of the mind we often hide from ourselves--the novel's greatest strengths are rich characters who impact strongly on the reader (certainly they did me), and a prose style which is both lyrical and compelling. The relationship between Jenna and her mother and father as she struggles to cope with the loss of her husband Seth is tense, believable and ultimately touching. All the characters connect in a way that is human and real. Sarah Beth Martin shows a strong sensitivity for the way people really are with each other, as well as a keen sense of story and storytelling. As Jenna's life unravels around her--just as the secrets of her mother's and her own past do--the reader is taken along on a wild emotional ride, culminating in an understanding which, while sad in a way, is very satisfying and rings true.