The Story of Land and Sea, Paperback Book

The Story of Land and Sea Paperback


A lyrical and spellbinding story of love, loss, and war from a standout new voice in fiction.

Katy Simpson Smith has already been acclaimed as an `heir apparent to to Michael Ondaatje and Marilynne Robinson'North Carolina, 1793.

When nine-year-old Tab catches yellow fever, her father John steals her onto a boat, hoping the sea air will cure his only child.

For comfort, he tells Tab stories about her mother Helen, who died in childbirth.Two decades earlier, Helen is given a slave girl for her tenth birthday.

Moll's arrival is meant to teach Helen discipline but soon the girls are close confidantes, until the arrival of John, a pirate turned soldier. And as the town is threatened in the dying embers of the Revolution, Helen must decide between a life of security on the family plantation and a sea adventure with the man she loves.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780007564002

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