September By The Sea

A list of books centering on Cape Code as suggested by author Nina de Gramont, with additions by Algonquin Books Bog and books centering on the New England Coast suggested by readers at An Open Book.

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Beachcombing for a Shipwrecked God Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9780684824406
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Published: Touchstone Books - May 7th, 1997

An Open Book says: Set on the coast of New Hampshire and in the tradition of Melville, where we go to the sea to find ourselves, this book explores a journey of self.


The Giant's House: A Romance Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9780385340892
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Published: Dial Press - October 30th, 2007

Nina says: A brilliant, beautiful, and quirky love story between a Cape Cod librarian and the tallest boy in the world.


The Shipping News Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9780671510053
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - June 1994

An Open Book says: Thoughtful and evocative of American family life framed by life in a coastal town.


Ahab's Wife: Or, the Star-Gazer: A Novel Cover Image
$12.76
ISBN: 9780060838744
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Published: William Morrow & Company - August 2nd, 2005

Nina says: An epic imagining of the woman who received fleeting mention in Moby Dick. Where else would it begin but on the shores of Nantucket?


The Last September Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616201333
Availability: Special Order
Published: Algonquin Books - September 15th, 2015

Algonquin's Book Blog says: set in Cape Cod..... It’s not to be missed. It falls into the category that Book Riot’s Rebecca Schinsky describes as “dark stories set in beautiful places.”


The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home Cover Image
$12.79
ISBN: 9780743249645
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 8th, 2004

Nina says: The story of a house on Wing’s Neck, its meaning to a large extended family, and the difficulty of holding onto it.


The Book of Speculation Cover Image
$21.59
ISBN: 9781250054807
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 23rd, 2015

An Open Book says: The sea is a prominent character in this engrossing book about family secrets and what we inherit.


Black Water Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780452269866
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Published: Plume Books - May 1993

Nina says: A terrifying and illuminating re-imagining of Ted Kennedy’s notorious accident on Chappaquiddick.


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Enchanted August Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525429050
Availability: Special Order
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - June 2nd, 2015

An Open Book says: Inspired by Elizabeth Van Arnim's Enchanted April, this lovely end-of-summer reads explores the restorative powers of community and the sea.


Isabel's Bed Cover Image
$21.24
ISBN: 9780671015640
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 1998

Nina says: Funny and deliciously engrossing, this novel tells the story of a writer who moves to Truro to ghostwrite a memoir for a wealthy and eccentric woman.