THE WATERY PART OF THE WORLD The outer banks of North Carolina is the setting for two darkly linked tales spanning 150 years, both inspired by real-life events: the disappearance of disgraced former vice president Aaron Burr's daughter after her ship is battered by a storm off the Carolina coast—and possibly taken over by pirates—and the evacuation of a tiny island by its last three townspeople, including two elderly female
LibraryThing Review Saw a sentence in the book club notes - book is sometimes referred to as historical fiction, mystery and a long poem. I vote for the long poem. Wow - an interesting group of characters. Enjoyed the
LibraryThing Review A gorgeously written novel, set in two time periods, about life on a near-abandoned barrier island. It addresses relationships between men and women, black and white, and forgotten people and the mainstream. Read it if you liked Galore or Last Days of Dogtown.
LibraryThing Review An unsettling meditation on isolation and interdependence. The narrative is at times disjointed and rambling, and the characters are for the most part unlikable and difficult to connect with. What I came away with from this novel was a greater appreciation for the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Review: The Watery Part of the World The Watery Part of the World is two stories in one, both based in historical fact - Theodosia Burr Alston, the daughter of Aaron Burr and the First Lady of South Carolina, disappeared off the coast of ...
Review: The Watery Part of the World The Watery Places of the World is a beautiful, well characterized novel with a strong sense of place and purpose. If a classic is a book that "has something to say and says it well," then this book ...