How Far Is the Ocean From Here

How Far Is the Ocean From Here

A Novel

Book - 2008
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“An accomplished and sophisticated debut...an affecting portrayal of the lengths people travel for love and companionship.” —Publishers Weekly

Susannah Prue is a young, unmarried surrogate mother who, in the days before her delivery date, panics. Jumping into her car, she flees her Chicago home and a few days later pulls up to a bleak motel in the Southwest—the Thunder Lodge. There, she encounters misfits, much like herself, who also carry secrets: the motel’s terse proprietors, their mentally disabled son, and a woman transporting her niece to the father she’s never met. But when the parents of Susannah’s baby discover her whereabouts, she can no longer ignore the profound power she holds over their lives.

Beautifully written, How Far Is the Ocean from Here explores the ways in which people care for one another and the ways in which they fail, the kinds of families we create when we have no one else to turn to, and the strangeness and unpredictability of love.

Baker & Taylor
Giving into panic as her delivery date approaches, Susannah Prue, a young, unmarried surrogate mother, flees Chicago to seek refuge in a dilapidated Southwest motel, where she encounters a colorful array of misfit characters.

Blackwell North Amer
Susannah Prue is a young, unmarried surrogate mother who, in the days before her delivery date, panics. Jumping into her car, she flees her Chicago home and a few days later pulls up to a bleak motel in the Southwest - the Thunder Lodge. There, she encounters misfits, much like herself, who also carry secrets: the motel's terse proprietors, their mentally disabled son, and a woman transporting her niece to the father she's never met. But when the parents of Susannah's baby discover her whereabouts, she can no longer ignore the profound power she holds over their lives.
How Far Is the Ocean from Here explores the ways in which people care for one another and the ways in which they fail, the kinds of families we create when we have no one else to turn to, and the strangeness and unpredictability of love.

Baker
& Taylor

Giving into panic as her delivery date approaches, Susannah Prue, a young, unmarried surrogate mother, flees Chicago to seek refuge in a dilapidated Southwest motel, where she encounters a colorful array of misfit characters, from the motel proprietors and their mentally disabled son to a woman transporting her niece to the father she has never met. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307405340
0307405346
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 307 p. ; 25 cm

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