Pocketful of Names

Pocketful of Names

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Baker & Taylor
Comfortable with her life as a dedicated and solitary artist living on an island off the coast of Maine, Hannah is increasingly disturbed by and forced to adjust to a series of unexpected and uninvited visitors, including an abandoned dog, a teenager running from an abusive father, a half-sister in trouble, a needy mainland family, and a trapped whale.

McMillan Palgrave
“Coomer writes so well, with such freshness and authenticity, that we hate to put the book down.” —The Boston GlobeThe first thing Hannah said to the dog: “I don’t know if there’s enough room for you on this island. I’m already here.”Inhabiting an island off the coast of Maine left to her by her great-uncle Arno, Hannah finds her life as a dedicated and solitary artist rudely interrupted one summer when a dog, matted with feathers and seaweed, arrives with the tide. The dog quickly endears himself and easily adapts to Hannah’s habits, but he is only the first in a series of unexpected visitors. He is soon followed by a teenager running from an abusive father, a half sister in trouble, a mainland family in need, and a trapped whale. Now in the midst of a community that depends on her for support and love, Hannah faces new emotional challenges as family secrets are uncovered, each one more alarming than the next.In his latest novel, Joe Coomer offers the rugged yet stunning beauty of Maine and the lobstermen and their families who are tethered to the sea for survival. Pocketful of Names is a deeply human tale about the unpredictability of nature, art, family, and whatever else washes up on the shore.


Holtzbrinck
“Coomer writes so well, with such freshness and authenticity, that we hate to put the book down.” —The Boston Globe

The first thing Hannah said to the dog: “I don’t know if there’s enough room for you on this island. I’m already here.”

Inhabiting an island off the coast of Maine left to her by her great-uncle Arno, Hannah finds her life as a dedicated and solitary artist rudely interrupted one summer when a dog, matted with feathers and seaweed, arrives with the tide. The dog quickly endears himself and easily adapts to Hannah’s habits, but he is only the first in a series of unexpected visitors. He is soon followed by a teenager running from an abusive father, a half sister in trouble, a mainland family in need, and a trapped whale. Now in the midst of a community that depends on her for support and love, Hannah faces new emotional challenges as family secrets are uncovered, each one more alarming than the next.
In his latest novel, Joe Coomer offers the rugged yet stunning beauty of Maine and the lobstermen and their families who are tethered to the sea for survival. Pocketful of Names is a deeply human tale about the unpredictability of nature, art, family, and whatever else washes up on the shore.


Blackwell North Amer
Inhabiting an island off the coast of Maine, left to her by her great-uncle Arno, Hannah finds her life as a dedicated and solitary artist rudely interrupted one summer when a dog, matted with feathers and seaweed, arrives with the tide. The dog quickly endears himself and easily adapts to Hannah's schedule, but he is only the first in a string of unexpected visitors. He is soon followed by a teenager running from an abusive father, a half sister in trouble, a mainland family in need, and a trapped whale. Now in the midst of a community that depends on her for support and love, Hannah faces new emotional challenges as a series of family secrets are uncovered, each one more alarming than the last.

Publisher: Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, c2005
ISBN: 9781555974237
1555974236
Characteristics: 417 p. : map ; 24 cm

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Dec 17, 2015

Have you ever wanted to get away? You, an island, your painting? Read this book. It will take you there.

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