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Ken McAlpine’s new novel “Juncture” is a cerebral Jaws; a story of primal love, a tale of our oceans, and a final fork in the road. Fiction? Yes – and no. In the oceans creatures are stirring, a fast-rising tide of seemingly random shocking events not random at all. For we are truly at a Juncture.

Ken is also the author of seven other books; a collection of fiction, non-fiction and essays. Sunset Magazine called Ken’s novel "Together We Jump" "lyrical, evocative and deeply moving... a luminous American novel." The story was praised by the Los Angeles Review as "poetic... a roller coaster ride through the mind and soul... McAlpine's use of language and plot made every page turn." His novel "Fog", an eerie maritime mystery that unfolds on the...more


Average rating: 3.80 · 174 ratings · 66 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
Off-Season: Discovering Ame...
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Islands Apart: A Year on th...
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Together We Jump: A Journey...
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He is one of the world’s preeminent underwater photographers, aboard this boat to shoot a magazine story on the Sea of Cortez. After a long day of diving and a dinner of burritos the size of a forearm, the other divers are drinking in the galley of the Becky Lee, already dozy drunk. He is a teetotaler and mildly shy. He needs night shots too, and when he walked to the stern thirty minutes ago t... Read more of this blog post »
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Fun to see you here! I'm not on as often as I should be, but it is a wonderful book club:) Thanks for adding me as a friend!

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That's funny, the visual of our sons reaching for the check. But I know you're wisely right:)Thank you very much for reading.
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Few do creepy better than Jo Nesbo. His book "The Snowman" had me looking over my shoulder. Plus there are few funnier, more honest protagonists than detective Harry Hole, a straight shooter whose lack of social skills is outdone only by his brillian...more
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The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
The Art of Fielding
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This is a lovely book loosely framed around baseball. Chad Harbach scoops you up into the story as easily as Henry Skrimshander (initially) plucks up a ground ball; a story about friendship, love, finding yourself and the sometimes terrible power of...more
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description: I'll be talking about the writing life and my new novel "Together We Jump" with my radio friends Bob Babbitt and Paul Huddle. Going on the show with them is always fun, because there's no telling what they'll ask or say...
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