The One True Ocean (Google eBook)

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Oct 1, 2003 - Fiction - 368 pages
29 Reviews
There are two oceans, mom used to tell me. There is one that is blue-a clean, bright Disney World blue, which simply is the mirror of a clear sky above. But look at the ocean on a cloudy day, she would say, and here lies the green ocean-the true ocean, full of algae and kelp and slimy creatures, evil lurking in the shadows.

The One True Ocean is a searing "what happened?" novel driven by suspense and tension when a twenty-something artist returns to her abandoned childhood home and begins to dig into her past. In a search for answers to her aunt's suicide and her father's identity, Jenna discovers that her seaside house holds dark secrets that will unravel her family history and shatter the truth she has come to believe.

In this eloquent debut novel, Sarah Beth Martin mixes dark psychology and real emotion with breathless storytelling to explore the deep connections between past and present, love and loss, the dead and the living.
  

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User Review  - Waggonerdebbie - Goodreads

I would have given it almost four. It is bout three women, basically, one who has passed by suicide but is in flashbacks, a current young woman who has lost her husband and does not know who her ... Read full review

Review: The One True Ocean

User Review  - Waggonerdebbie - Goodreads

I would have given it almost four. It is bout three women, basically, one who has passed by suicide but is in flashbacks, a current young woman who has lost her husband and does not know who her ... Read full review

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Contents

The Origins of Things
23
A More Horrible Death
57
The Rift
83
The Color of Water
111
The Thaw
139
Awakening
165
The Calm
203
The Living
229
A Fertile Green
255
Buried Things
269
The Umbilical
281
Undertow
299
In the Wake of Green
317
About the Author
352
Back Cover
353
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About the author (2003)

Sarah Beth Martin began her writing career with a story published in Mostly Maine: A Writer's Journal. Since then, she has been published in Pearl, West Wind Review, and Animus, among others, and ran the literary journal Foliage. Martin lives in Yarmouth, Maine, and is currently at work on her second novel.

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