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Storm Tide

3.28  ·  Rating Details ·  123 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
After his dreams of playing baseball in the Majors fall short and his marriage ends, David Greene returns to his small hometown on Cape Cod. There he meets the eminent professor, Gordon Stone, and his beautiful wife, Judith Silver, with whom he soon falls into a passionate affair. Into this explosive mix, a young woman appears--a single mother at the end of her emotional r ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published May 19th 2010 by Ballantine Books (first published May 19th 1998)
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Oct 14, 2008 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was lyrical and haunting, but very perplexing, morally. Given Piercy's committment and demonstrated sympathies for working class women, it was strange to see her make an antoganist who embodied the qualities that most conform to stereotypes of working class women- unintelligent, unintellectual, obsessed with "getting a man" and having babies, rapidly sexual, garish in taste, sloppy, buxom to tbe point of being fleshy and fat, obsessed with family, mentally unstable, etc- and even more ...more
May 14, 2016 HeavyReader rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This is a cautionary tale: Men, be careful who you sleep with because women can be crazy.

This is the story of a love triangle. (David and Judith love each other, but Crystal has her sights set on making David her baby daddy. David very much enjoys the sensuous soul connection sex he has with Judith, but it sure is difficult for him to give up Crystal, who calls herself his “anything girl” because she’s willing to let him do anything he wants with her body. Maybe it’s not exactly a triangle, bec
Feb 08, 2010 Zinta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve read many Marge Piercy books, novels and poetry (and, in general, lean more toward the latter), and reread several as I prepared to do an interview with the author for the spring 2010 issue of The Smoking Poet.Piercy collaborated with her husband, writer Ira Wood. I was most intrigued as I settled in for a good Sunday read. Would I be able to distinguish the two? Would their styles mesh or would the seams show?

The novel opens with a chapter called, "David." It is written in first person, a
Jan 25, 2010 Jenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Marge Piercy. And now I like her husband too, since they wrote this together. Interesting spin on the political thriller, in that the thrilling politics are those of a small New England town. Great sense of landscape and place, feminist issues, lust, sex, betrayal and death. How could you go wrong?

Jul 30, 2011 Mary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Marge Piercy is always easy to read for me, and the characters do stay in my head for a while afterwards. That said, in some novels her female protagonists have similar qualities. But she is still one of my favorite authors.
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Sep 03, 2009 Deb Mj rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
I slogged through the first 50 pages or so of this book before I finally gave up. I'm not sure if it was my mood, or the book itself, that prompted absolutely no interest whatsoever. "Too many books, too little time" to waste the time on a book that's just not worth it, IMO.
Daryl Leyesa
The web
reminds of a voyage
to that "pleasant shore"
Mar 17, 2014 Laurie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well written by a couple even tho' it only lists one name here. Didn't figure out the mystery at all!
Dec 30, 2011 Gretchen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I need a "couldn't finish" bookshelf option. I didn't see the point of this book and gave up a third of the way through.
Aug 29, 2008 Monica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading this again for a lack of any other compelling books at the moment. I've needed to be absorbed in a novel.
Apr 04, 2009 William rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked it. Since it was co-written by a husband and wife I was curious about who was writing what. In the afterword they address that.
Entertaining murder mystery.
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Dec 23, 2008 Ajh rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had read this before and liked it more the first time.
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Marge Piercy (born March 31, 1936) is an American poet, novelist, and social activist. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Gone to Soldiers, a sweeping historical novel set during World War II.

Piercy was born in Detroit, Michigan, to a family deeply affected by the Great Depression. She was the first in her family to attend college, studying at the University of Michigan. Winning a
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