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Closer By Sea

Reviewed by

Marg

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Countylib

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February 23, 2024

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Set on a remote island off the coast of Newfoundland in the early 1990’s at the height of the Cod Moratorium, Closer by Sea is part coming of age tale, part mystery and totally entertaining.

Twelve-year old Pierce Jacobs is trying to cope with the death of his fisherman father while his mother struggles to make ends meet. In fact the whole community is struggling with the recent collapse of the fishery. When Annie, a local teen who is the object of Pierce’s attention, goes missing he and his friends set out to solve the mystery of what happened to her all while dealing with an eccentric, reclusive stranger and neighborhood bullies.

Location was definitely an appeal factor for me as I grew up in Newfoundland so I enjoyed the literary trip back home!

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