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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
Jun 22, 2010 Kim Wright rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 28, 2013 Laura Harrington rated it it was amazing
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.
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Dec 28, 2015 Maryann rated it it was ok
I found the book a bit unsatisfying. I like her writing - her descriptions are lovely. But I think I expected more out of the characters than was there.
Lysne
Jun 13, 2008 Lysne rated it it was amazing
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.
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I saw this author at a book reading. She was great. The book is spare and raw, mysterious and well-crafted.
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Recommends it for: everyone
gorgeous book. beautiful rendering of character and place.
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Beautiful writing! Loved it!
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Winner of the Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction, Dawn Tripp is the author of four novels: Moon Tide, The Season of Open Water, Game of Secrets, and Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe. Her essays have appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, The Rumpus, Psychology Today and NPR. She lives on the coast of Massachusetts with her husband and two sons. She can be reached through her website: www ...more
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