Water Music : A Cape Cod Story

A Perfect Summer Beach Read from Cape Cod Publisher Sea Crow Press
By: Sea Crow Press LLC
Water Music By Marsha Peck
Water Music By Marsha Peck
CAPE COD, Mass. - April 18, 2023 - PRLog -- The bridge at Sagamore was closed when we got there that summer of 1956. We had to cross the canal at Buzzards Bay over the only other roadway that tethered Cape Cod to the mainland.
Thus twelve-year-old Lily Grainger, while safe from 'communists and the Pope,' finds her family suddenly adrift. That was the summer the Andrea Doria sank, pilot whales stranded, and Lily's father built a house he couldn't afford. Target practice on a nearby decommissioned Liberty Ship echoed not only the rancor in her parents' marriage, a rancor stoked by Lily's competitive uncle. Lily discovers betrayals beyond her understanding as well as the small ways in which people try to rescue each other. She draws on her music lessons and her love of Cape Cod-from Sagamore and Monomoy to Nauset Spit and the Wellfleet Dunes, seeking safe passage from the limited world of her salt marsh to the larger, open ocean.

What Readers Are Saying

"Wise, funny and deeply moving."
—Carol Dines, author of This Distance We Call Love and The Take-Over Friend

"Observant and sensitive, deeply attuned to the beauty and fragility of the natural and human worlds."
—Andy Brown, author of The Tree Climbing Cure and Grace Notes and Other Poems

"Peck has written a moving and melodic triumph of imagination and story, a fine harmony of intimacies and passions."
—Nicole Helget, author of The Summer of Ordinary Ways

About The Author

Marcia Peck's writing has received awards from New Millenium Writings (First prize for "Memento Mori"), Tamarack Awards (honorable mention for "An Unexpected Cadence"), Lake Superior Writers' Conference (First Prize for "Pride and Humility"), Glimmer Train (finalist for Very Short Fiction Award for "The Flavor of Borscht"), Flashquake (nomination for Pushcart Prize for "Long Distance"), MnArtists MiniStories (Winner for "Little Vladimir's Father"), Open to Interpretation: Fading Light (Honorable Mention for "Sextet"), Gemini Magazine (Honorable Mention for "Lasting Formations"). Marcia has spent her entire musical career as a cellist with the Minnesota Orchestra; in addition, she returns to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, every summer as artist-in-residence with the Grand Teton Music Festival.

About the Press
Sea Crow Press is a woman-run independent publisher based on Cape Cod, MA, committed to amplifying voices. In a rapidly changing world, we believe the small press plays an essential part in contemporary arts as a community forum, a cultural reservoir, and an agent of change. We are international with a focus on our New England roots. We publish creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

Book Details
  • Publisher:  Sea Crow Press (May 9, 2023)
  • Language:  English
  • Paperback:  242 pages
  • ISBN Print:  979-8-9865676-8-6
  • List Price:  $19.95
  • Dimensions:  5.5 X 8.5
  • Category:  General Fiction, Family, Cape Cod, Summer, Coming of Age
  • Distributor:  Ingram Spark, & available from the press 40% trade discount
  • Available wherever good books are sold
  • Visit Sea Crow Press at:  https://seacrowpress.com/

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