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Sea Music

A Novel

About The Book

A haunting story of family ties and wartime secrets.

Three generations of the Tremain family have occupied the idyllic cliffside cottage on the Cornish coast. There's Fred, the country doctor who built this house for his wife, Martha; their daughter Anna, an esteemed lawyer, and son Barnaby, a vicar to the local parish; and beloved granddaughter Lucy, who, on the cusp of adulthood, is faced with the prospect of leaving home—and her family history—forever.

But the past is never far behind, and before long Lucy discovers that the Tremain estate also harbors tragic lies and dangerous truths. When she finds a cache of long-hidden documents, the family will be forced to confront upheavals caused by wartime secrets and domestic disputes—and unlock the door to new beginnings, and new loves. Set in Cornwall, London, and Warsaw, Sea Music is a sonorous, transcendent journey that no reader will soon forget.

About The Author

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A former army wife, Sara MacDonald has written all her life. This is her first book to be published in the United States. She now lives in Cornwall, where she is at work on her third novel.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (May 9, 2006)
  • Length: 416 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743482134

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Raves and Reviews

"Compelling...told with a deft touch and a gentle heart."

-- The Decatur Daily

"A beautifully written novel."

-- Jewish Chronicle

"A tender story about three generations of a family touched by prejudice, violence, and war."

-- Women's Own

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