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The Season of Open Water: A Novel

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From the critically acclaimed author of Moon Tide comes a mesmerizing novel of love and violence, family and betrayal. The Season of Open Water is the passionate, searing story of a young woman coming of age in a New England seacoast town that is swept up in the dangerous trade of rum-running.

It is October 1927. Bridge Weld is nineteen, headstrong and beautiful, working in
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published June 21st 2005 by Random House (first published January 1st 2005)
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Kim Wright
I also loved Moon Tide, Tripp's first book about the New England coast, and together her novels show two sides of Massachusetts life.

An isolated and insular town is swept away by a hurricane in the dreamy Moon Tide while the same town in the base for the violent rum-running trade in The Season of Open Water. But whether the brutality comes in human or man-made form, Tripp is a master of showing how the tenuous peace of daily life can be suddenly shattered, throwing her characters into internal
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Laura Harrington
Gorgeously written book. Evocative of time and place, recreates an era and conjures an entire world. And even though I often paused to admire a turn of phrase, the writing always served the story. This book is nothing short of exquisite.
Lysne
what beautiful language. It is rare to find an author who takes each situation and looks at it so carefully. She is master of language.
Theresa
I saw this author at a book reading. She was great. The book is spare and raw, mysterious and well-crafted.
Susan Hammond
Dec 05, 2007 Susan Hammond rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
gorgeous book. beautiful rendering of character and place.
Katy
A sort of sad and melancholy book.
Trish
Beautiful writing! Loved it!
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