Book Bingo NW 2020: Set at or by the Sea
Here are some suggestions for your Summer Book Bingo NW 2020 category: Set at or by the sea. Find out more about book bingo, our annual adult summer reading program presented in partnership with Seattle Arts & Lectures. (Created May 2020)
The invention of the sextant in 1759 revolutionized navigation. Barrie intersperses this intriguing history with the story of his own daring transatlantic voyage in 1973, long before GPS was a thing.
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Young Mercy Rathbone and her cousin Mordecai set off across the briny deep in search of her whaler father in this offbeat gothic adventure inspired by Homer’s Odyssey and Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.
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The Pirates! in An Adventure With Ahab
In this entry to Defoe’s series of zany, Monty Pythonesque piratical adventures, having gone bust in Vegas, our motley crew sets out to capture the white whale and claim Captain Ahab’s reward.
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The Sea Runners
Escaping their indentured servitude in Russian Alaska circa 1853, four men undertake a perilous journey down the coast to the Columbia River, and the promise freedom.
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Island of the Lost
Two crews shipwrecked on a remote desert island within months of each other. Two remarkably different stories, one inspiring and one horrific, vividly related by nautical historian and mystery writer Druett.
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Fed up with her high society life in the court of Charles II, Lady Dona takes to the adventuring on the high seas in the arms of her pirate lover Jean-Benoit Aubery.
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The Sea Inside
All live emerged from the sea, and in this wide-ranging, thought-provoking look at all Oceanic source, we dive again into every aspect of the watery element. A perfect sequel and complement to Rachel Carson’s 1951 classic The Sea Around Us.
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In 1830, newly freed slave Rutherford Calhoun accidentally stows away on a slave ship bound for Africa. Johnson’s National-Book-Award-winning saga plumbs the hellish depths of the Atlantic slave trade with disconcerting wit and devastating compassion.
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In this biting satire, an African American studies professor sets out to find a mythic black-occupied Antarctic island alluded to in Edgar Allan Poe’s The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, and finds much more than he expected.
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The Cat's Table
In three life-changing weeks at sea, travelling unsupervised from his native Ceylon to his mother in London, 11-year-old Michael experiences the world in startling new ways, sewing seeds that will be harvested years later by the novelist he will become.
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