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The last true poets of the sea [electronic resource] / Julia Drake.

Drake, Julia, (author.). Gilbert, Tavia. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Read by Tavia Gilbert. (Cast).
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  • ISBN: 9781982663988 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1982663987 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 10 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Publishing, 2020.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Tavia Gilbert.
Summary, etc.:
From a stunning new voice in YA literature comes an epic, utterly unforgettable contemporary novel about a lost shipwreck, a missing piece of family history, and weathering the storms of life. The Larkin family isn't just lucky-they persevere. At least that's what Violet and her younger brother, Sam, were always told. When the Lyric sank off the coast of Maine, their great-great-great grandmother didn't drown like the rest of the passengers. No, Fidelia swam to shore, fell in love, and founded Lyric, Maine, the town Violet and Sam returned to every summer. But wrecks seem to run in the family: Tall, funny, musical Violet can't stop partying with the wrong people. And, one beautiful summer day, brilliant, sensitive Sam attempts to take his own life. Shipped back to Lyric while Sam is in treatment, Violet is haunted by her family's missing piece-the lost shipwreck she and Sam dreamed of discovering when they were children. Desperate to make amends, Violet embarks on a wildly ambitious mission: locate the Lyric, lain hidden in a watery grave for over a century. She finds a fellow wreck hunter in Liv Stone, an amateur local historian whose sparkling intelligence and guarded gray eyes make Violet ache in an exhilarating new way. Whether or not they find the Lyric, the journey Violet takes-and the bridges she builds along the way-may be the start of something like survival. Epic, funny, and sweepingly romantic, The Last True Poets of the Sea is an astonishing debut about the strength it takes to swim up from a wreck. "Tender and incisive, profound and page-turning, warm and beautifully written, and very funny." "At once hilarious, insightful, and swashbuckling, Drake's debut is a lyrical adventure like no other." "Witty, surprisinǵŒA warm, wise, strange meditation on developing the strength to be vulnerable." "Drake has drawn all her characters richly, easily enabling readers to identify with Violet, Sam, and their struggles. The seaside setting is vividly evoked, and readers will feel fully transported to the small town of Lyric." "An authentic and romantic taléŒthat shows that life can be embraced again even after enduring a tragedy." "Drake's suspenseful novel offers three strands of high dramáŒ{and} Violet emerges as a genuine, sympathetic protagonist struggling to create something new from the wreckage of her life." "Wry, quick-witted, and filled with deep grief and fathomless joy in equal measuréŒPrecisely and profoundly maps the ebbs and flows of surviving through trauma." "Tavia Gilbert's expressive narration shows careful attunement to the emotions of sixteen-year-old Violet́ŒGilbert deftly portrays secondary characters and gradually shows Violet thawing through her uncle's kindness, the friendship of locals, and her investigation of her ancestral past́ŒGilbert smoothly differentiates Violet's nuanced feelings, deepening her emotions as she falls in love for the first time." "As warm and bright as a beach bonfire on a hazy summer night, The Last True Poets of the Sea will lift you up on a tide of love and lyricism, and carry you away, laughing and crying." "An immersive, emomtional, and deeply honest story about family, friendship, mental health, and all the different forms of courage. A powerful and beautifully told paean to living among wreckage and finding home-and hope-inside ruins."
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Families > Juvenile fiction.
Shipwrecks > Juvenile fiction.
Mental illness > Juvenile fiction.
Maine > Juvenile fiction.
Lesbian teenagers > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Teenagers > Suicidal behavior > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Shipwrecks > Fiction.
Mental illness > Fiction.
Love > Fiction.
Maine > Fiction.
Genre: Romantic fiction.

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