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Michael C. Hurley

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Michael Hurley and his wife Susan live near Charleston, South Carolina. Born in Baltimore, Michael studied English at the University of Maryland and law at St. Louis University. Michael’s first book, Letters from the Woods, was a collection of essays, self-published in 2005, based on wilderness canoeing expeditions with his children. It was selected as a finalist in the Nature category for ForeWord magazine’s Book of the Year award. In 2013 Hachette Book Group published his memoir, Once Upon A Gypsy Moon, under their Center Street imprint. The Prodigal is his first novel.


Average rating: 3.95 · 277 ratings · 175 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
The Prodigal
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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The Vineyard
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4577495-largeOn August 27, 1966, at sixty-five years of age, suffering from terminal lung cancer and unexplained palsy in one leg, Francis Chichester set out alone from Plymouth, England aboard Gipsy Moth, a 54-foot, custom-built ketch, bound for the South Atlantic. When he returned nine months, one day, and 29,630 miles later, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth for completing the fastest solo...

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The Vineyard by Michael C. Hurley
"So far, the best book I have read this year. The Vineyard could also be called The Book of Enoch. Enoch is a very unique, mystical shrimp/fisherman, who while not a main character, is the subject of much speculation in Edgartown and the focus of t..." Read more of this review »
The Vineyard by Michael C. Hurley
"This is a novel about three women in their thirty's who have been very close since their college days. Dory comes from money and lives in Martha's Vineyard. She is the epitome of the spoiled rich girl who is in all the right social circles and kno..." Read more of this review »
The Vineyard by Michael C. Hurley
"I love to read, mainly because of all the wonderful places you can travel to through books. But there’s something about reading a book that takes place in a place you know. This book was a great read not just because it takes place on an island th..." Read more of this review »
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