Between Tides by Angel Khoury

Angel Khoury

Between Tides

A Novel by Angel Khoury

A Southern Indie Bestseller

& Publishers Weekly Big Indie Book



Hardcover, $24.95 ~ Paperback $16.95 ~ Audiobook

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A Novel by Angel Khoury

Between Tides

Set on Cape Cod and the Outer Banks, Between Tides is a lyrical novel for readers of Where the Crawdads Sing and Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping —a terrific book club pick at the intersection of gothic, historical, and women’s fiction.

1890s, Cape Cod: Between tides, a man deserts his wife and his post as keeper of the Chatham Beach Lifesaving Station to start a new family far to the south, at Cape Hatteras.

1940s: His daughter, en route to serve in World War II with the Red Cross, travels to Cape Cod where she meets his first wife, Blythe, reanimating a life she had long buried: memories of her courtship, her bitter losses, and her husband’s slow-motion vanishing.

Set on two wild seascapes, Between Tides is the story of two women stitching together a family ripped at the seams and proving that even through absence, love’s presence is everlasting.

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As I read Between Tides, I was continually impressed by the novel’s sheer richness. Only immense research could capture a place and its history so thoroughly, yet Khoury blends fact and imagination so well that the reader is always within the novel’s world.  The writing is vivid and memorable, a delight unto itself, and the characters complex, utterly convincing.  From a coastal landscape known for hidden treasures, Angel Khoury has emerged and given us a wonderful novel.

Ron Rash
NYT bestselling author of Serena and The Cove


“Novelist Angel Khoury has invented an incandescent language and a fluid point of view all her own to write this century-spanning story of passion and betrayal, memory and consciousness, love and longing, all set in an isolated, beautifully-limned natural universe of sun and sand and tides, birds and fish and seagrass.”

-Lee Smith
Author of Fair and Tender Ladies,
Oral History, Guests on Earth


“Angel Khoury is a deeply gifted writer. Between Tides  bridges the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, a haunting maritime opera of torn lives, betrayal, love and near-redemption.  Especially the women characters have hearts that are like wild seascapes.”

Howard Norman
Twice named a National Book Award finalist and bestselling author of The Bird Artist and Next Life Might Be Kinder


Events & Book Signings

Tuesday, August 10, 2021


Between Tides Publication Day

For more information, click info button to contact Suzanne Williams at Shreve Williams Public Relations. Or to buy your copy, select your favorite bookseller below.  

Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 5 pm until…

Manteo, NC

Book Launch Party & Book Signing

Hosted by Sam & Winston, 108 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo NC  ~ Join the Celebration ~ Live Music, Food, & Libations

Thursday, August 12, 2021, 8 pm

Virtual Event
East Sandwich, MA

A Discussion of Between Tides with Angel Khoury

Hosted by Titcomb’s Bookshop, East Sandwich, MA
A Virtual Event: Come As You Are, Wherever You Are!

Friday, August 13, 2021, 6 – 7:30 pm

Manteo, NC

A Reading & Conversation with Author Angel Khoury

Dare County Arts Council, Historic Courthouse Building
A Ticketed Event Hosted by Downtown Books

Thursday, August 19, 2021, 1 – 4 pm

Rodanthe, NC

Book Signing at Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

In Conjunction with Beach Apparatus Drill
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Friday, July 1, 2022 5-8 pm

Manteo, NC

First Friday in July Book Signing at Sam & Winston

Celebrate First Friday on the Manteo Waterfront at Sam & Winston, 108 Sir Walter Raleigh St., Manteo, NC. Get your signed copy of Between Tides, enjoy live music, art walk, and dining.

Thursday, JULY 21, 2022, 12-2 pm

Rodanthe, NC

Porch Talk & Book Signing at Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

Relax on the porch of this historic station and hear about the fictional recounting of life at the station as portrayed in the novel Between Tides, a Southern Indie bestseller. At 2 pm, stay to watch the Beach Apparatus Drill, a shipwreck rescue reenactment, the only one of its kind in the country.

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Friday, August 5, 2022, 6-8 pm

Manteo, NC

First Friday in August Book Signing at Downtown Books

Celebrate summer at Downtown Books on the Manteo Waterfront. A favorite town event with live music, food, shopping, and art.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 10 am-12 pm

Corolla, NC

Book Signing at Island Bookstore in Corolla

Get a signed copy of Between Tides at Island Bookstore, and then stroll the shady lanes of Corolla to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and the Whalehead Club.

WEDNESDAY, August 17, 2022, 12-2 pm

Manteo, NC

New World Festival of the Arts Book Signing at Downtown Books

Get a signed copy of Between Tides, a Southern Indie bestseller, and stroll the Manteo Waterfront for the annual juried show of East Coast artists. Celebrating its 40th year, the two-day festival is on Aug. 17-18.

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