Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Run away to sea!

Run Away to Sea!
(or at least the pool)

Many of us at one time or another (and probably most of us last week in the stifling heat) have dreamed of running away. Growing up I always wanted to run away to sea, especially in the summer. If you share my affinity for all things nautical The Urbana Free Library has many titles that can help you run away this summer! Check out these titles:

Sail away : stories of escaping to sea: Publisher: New York : Marlowe & Co., c2001.
 "We've heard it said that 'on a ship, there is fate in every plank'...no two voyages are ever alike."
 We, the drowned: Author: Jensen, Carsten, 1952- Publisher: Boston [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
"The Odyssey, the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Moby Dick, The Old Man and the Sea...and now We, the Drowned."--Scotman (UK)
 Beach : stories by the sand and sea: Publisher: New York : Marlowe, 2000.
 "It is remarkable how many of the finest writers have set stories and novels in whole or in part at the beach -- and how often they use this locale to explore the great themes of love, loss, death, family, and redemption. Beach brings together some of the best of this tradition."- from the publisher

Jamrach's menagerie : a novel: Author: Birch, Carol, 1951- Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2011. Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
"A Scrappy Slum Urchin Goes to Sea."--NY times

We also have a great collection of historical fiction set at sea such as Horatio Hornblower, the Aubrey-Maturin series, and Julian Stockwyn's Kydd series. 
Check 'em out!

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