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 “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 a finalist for the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and bestselling author of THE BIRD ARTIST and NEXT LIFE MIGHT BE KINDER

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

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of SERENA and THE COVE

“Set on two wild seascapes, Cape Cod and North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Between Tides is a literary page-turner about “the man with two families,” the wives he betrayed, and the child he left behind. The tale is told by the aging recluse Blythe Lodge, the eccentric first wife still living in her ramshackle old house on Cape Cod. 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. I have never read anything quite like it, though I am reminded of Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping, of Virginia Woolf, of the film Grey Gardens, and especially of Lily King’s novel Euphoria in which intellectual and physical passion intertwine. Brilliant, ambitious, and enthralling, Between Tides is a totally original work of art.”

Lee Smith

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of ORAL HISTORY and THE LAST GIRLS

“Many writers have attempted to translate the subtle allure and indelible stories of our coast into text; few have actually captured the haunting majesty and gritty realities of this place. Angel Khoury has delivered a fictional narrative that is timeless and universally beautiful.”

Creecy Richardson

Sam & Winston, Manteo, NC

Between Tides ebbs and flows between the beaches of Cape Cod and the beaches of Hatteras Island. It flows in time as well, between the late 1800’s and the 1940’s, so for dual time and historical fiction fans out there, this is THE next big read. … Khoury has truly captured coastal life in the late 19th century and does it so well it is startling sometimes to look up from the page and discover oneself back in our own modern age. A book to read from start to finish in one sitting, a book sure to please lovers of the written word, a debut that is going to make waves throughout the literary world.”

Jamie Anderson

Duck's Cottage Coffee & Books, Duck, NC and Downtown Books, Manteo, NC

Between Tides is a beautifully written historical novel set on Cape Cod and the Outer Banks of North Carolina between the 1890s and the l940s. It begs to be read aloud and the reader will probably find themselves doing just that.”

Elizabeth Merritt

Titcomb's Bookshop, East Sandwich, MA

“I have, sadly, turned the last page. I slowed down and tried to make it last. I so loved living in that world. On page 263, the paragraph that starts ‘When the wind was right…” I don’t know that I’ve ever seen in words that moment out of time that is the very essence of euphoria. For anyone who has never experienced it, that description would be simply a lovely interlude. But for those of us who have had that feeling of ‘becoming one with’ not only another person but also this singular Outer Banks place…well I just love it. And I love that Khoury must have had enough of those moments to embed the feeling in her heart.”

Gee Gee Rosell

Buxton Village Books, Hatteras Island, NC

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