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Beach: Stories by the Sand and Sea

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  2 reviews
J. D. Salinger's "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," John Cheever's "Goodbye, My Brother," Doris Lessing's "Through the Tunnel": These and dozens of other beloved stories share the beach as their setting. In fact, it is remarkable how many of the finest writers have set stories and novels in whole or in part at the beach -- and how often they use this locale to explore the gre ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 29th 2000 by Da Capo Press (first published May 28th 2000)
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Staci Martin
Jul 02, 2008 Staci Martin rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: beach people
I grew up in, albeit northern, California and have an affinity for the ocean. This is a great collection to not only have read but to hold on to and revisit....especially if you are currently landlocked like myself.
Nice mix of authors. Fun for the summer...which has pretty much ended in Michigan.
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