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Local favorites for the summer season, many new additions to our rich local history along with some great beach reading. Also new this summer are two lovely books on Sea Glass.
We all know about the US Coast Guard and many of us know about the predecessor, the United States Lifesaving Service. But how many of us have thought about how those rescue men became organized? Marshall does a wonderful job illuminating the past of the heroes of the coast. Cape Hatteras historical fiction based on fact and full of high adventure.
The title being StarBIRD instead of starboard should give you a hint of the humor in this book. Dennis has woven a thick line of suspense through a coastal cultural dark comedy. Throw in a dash of romance and you have a terrific summer read with the flavor of Hiiasen and White. Oh, and it’s set on Hatteras Island.
A Hatteras murder mystery set in the 1990’s. The back story weaves in the U-boat action offshore during World War II and scuba diving. A thoroughly engaging adventure that gallops along. A good read for a day on the beach.
Elvin, now in his 60’s, is the youngest brother of a native Salvo family. In this, his first book, he has captured a piece of Hatteras history that was at risk of disappearing forever. As the story begins,the main character, Kristina is ninety years old. As she looks back on her life around the turn of the century in the area we visit the area we now know as the tri-villages of Rodanthe, Salvo and Waves. No paved roads. Tranportation off island is by boat and on island by foot or horse cart. In the words of the cover photographer, Michael Halminski: In this book, Elvin “…caught the tail end of…an isolated existence on old Hatteras Island…”. A valuable addition to the literature of Hatteras history.
Reminiscences by Mr Quidley along with pictures from his young life. A slim volume of local treasure.
Sarah is the assistant curator at Outer Banks History Center. She has published several books about the Outer Banks. This one offers a snippet of history for each day of the year. Included are the killing of Blackbeard in 1718, the opening of Hatteras inlet during an 1846 hurricane, the paving of the Ocracoke airstrip in 1968, and the 1973 discovery off Hatteras of the USS Monitor. Perhaps you have a daily habit of reading a bit of inspiration each morning. Why not add this book to your stack of choices……
We all pick up shells on our beach walks but how many of us have trained our eye to search out the fragments of bottles that have tumbled and become the gems called sea glass. This handy little book will help. It offer a veteran searchers perspective on discovering those often hidden bits of weathered glass.
And if the previous book didn’t help you find bits of your own to carry home, the photos in this volume will have to suffice. With luscious colors and enticing light, each page is a work of art.
”. From one of America’s favorite romantic suspense writers, this set of three novels takes place on Hope Island, located somewhere here on the Outer Banks…..Equal parts suspense and romance, they are the perfect choice for a sun soaked afternoon with the tide lapping at your feet. Or when you wish it was.
Second in the Hope Beach Trilogy
Third in the Hope Beach Trilogy
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In 1942, black smoke and orange flames from torpedoed vessels filled the ocean skies from New England to New Orleans. Explosions rattled window panes and the nerves of coastal residents. Beaches were awash with wreckage, oil, empty lifeboats, and bodies.
War Zone is a gripping panorama of the plight of merchant sailors, of Coast Guardsmen watching helplessly as sailors plunged into pools of burning oil, and of the baby born in a lifeboat. Learn about intrepid citizens who defended America in little boats and in small planes; the truth behind the famous phrase “Sighted sub, sank same;” and the children who spied on German spies. Discover the real story behind the legends of secret agents, midget-submarine landings, and the shelling of a chemical plant on Kure Beach. Follow the accounts of three climactic engagements between U.S. forces and German U-boats off the North Carolina coast with the Battle of the Atlantic hanging in the balance; and the time a tearful son from England visited his father’s grave on Ocracoke Island for the first time in 62 years.War Zone is a classic American story told from the perspective of everyday people who daily faced daunting challenges with perseverance, patriotism, and uncommon valor. Shocking, emotionally stirring, humorous, and ironic, War Zone preserves these memories of the greatest generation of Americans living on the coast of North Carolina in 1942.
New Joe Ellis Sequel to Murder At Hatteras!
"Murder On The Outer Banks"
Your favorite bookstore, Buxton Village Books and your favorite bookseller, MeeMee both figure large in the story once again. Don't miss it!!
We'll have SIGNED COPIES in June when Joe visits us! Unsigned copies available now on the site and in the store.