Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea by Morgan Callan Rogers

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“An authentic page turner…. Rogers [vividly] captures this era of Elvis records and small-town Maine fishing life.” —Down East
In 1963, twelve-year-old Florine Gilham enjoys an idyllic childhood in small-town Maine—until her beloved mother vanishes. Untethered and adrift in the wake of her disappearance, Florine finds her once-cherished joys—watching her father’s lobster boat come into port, baking bread with her grandmother, and causing mischief with the summer folk—suddenly ring hollow. When a figure from her father’s past comes calling, Florine must find the courage to lay down roots of her own.  Set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Maine coast, Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea is an extraordinary snapshot of a bygone America as seen through the eyes of an iconic New England girl.






 

About Morgan Callan Rogers

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MORGAN CALLAN ROGERS is a native Mainer who grew up in the shipbuilding city of Bath and splits her time between coastal Maine and South Dakota. This is her first novel.
 
Published January 19, 2012 by Plume. 320 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this debut coming-of-age novel, Florine Gilham, the young daughter of a lobsterman, and his free-spirited wife, learn the difficult lesson that life is mostly "getting on with it."

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“This tender, coming of age debut novel is seasoned throughout with similes and metaphors, adding spice to the characters and the description of this scenic yet secluded setting. Written in the first person, Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea by Morgan Callan Rogers draws the reader into the plot,...

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Entertainment Weekly

One day, Florine Gilham's beautiful young mother is there, speeding from her waitressing shifts at the local lobster shack to the rocky Maine beach in her old Ford coupe and slow-dancing to Elvis records with Florine's father in the living room.

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The Huntsville Times

When the novel begins, Florine is somewhat of a rabble-rouser: “After we almost burned down a summer cottage, my friends and I were not allowed to see each other for the rest of July and August.

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