On the Beach Book

On the Beach


  • Author : Nevil Shute
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479451210

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On the Beach Excerpt :

"On the Beach" is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British-Australian author Nevil Shute after he emigrated to Australia. The novel details the experiences of a mixed group of people in Melbourne as they await the arrival of deadly radiation spreading towards them from the northern hemisphere following a nuclear war a year previously. As the radiation approaches each person deals with their impending death in different ways.

On the Beach Book
Score: 4
From 65 Ratings

On the Beach


  • Author : Nevil Shute
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551998626

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On the Beach Excerpt :

A classic work of post-apocalyptic fiction, and a haunting look at the capacity of humankind for self-destruction. On the Beach is set in the wake of World War III; the world has been rendered almost completely uninhabitable due to Nuclear Fallout, with the only liveable areas, located in the southern part of the planet, on a short clock as air currents threaten to eventually spread the fallout over the entire planet. When Austrlia receives a morse code message from the Seattle area, they dispatch one of the last nuclear submarines in hopes of finding survivors. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

On the Beach Book
Score: 4
From 69 Ratings

On the Beach


  • Author : Nevil Shute
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-02-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307476982

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On the Beach Excerpt :

"The most shocking fiction I have read in years. What is shocking about it is both the idea and the sheer imaginative brilliance with which Mr. Shute brings it off." THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE They are the last generation, the innocent victims of an accidental war, living out their last days, making do with what they have, hoping for a miracle. As the deadly rain moves ever closer, the world as we know it winds toward an inevitable end....

The Boy on the Beach Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Boy on the Beach


  • Author : Tima Kurdi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501175251

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The Boy on the Beach Excerpt :

An intimate and poignant memoir about the family of Alan Kurdi—the young Syrian boy who became the global emblem for the desperate plight of millions of Syrian refugees—and of the many extraordinary journeys the Kurdis have taken, spanning countries and continents. Alan Kurdi’s body washed up on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea on September 2, 2015, and overnight, the political became personal, as the world awoke to the reality of the Syrian refugee crisis. Tima Kurdi first saw the shocking photo of her nephew in her home in Vancouver, Canada. But Tima did not need a photo to understand the truth—she and her family had already been living it. In The Boy on the Beach, Tima recounts her idyllic childhood in Syria, where she grew up with her brother Abdullah and other siblings in a tight‑knit family. A strong‑willed, independent woman, Tima studied to be a hairdresser and had dreams of seeing the world. At twenty‑two, she emigrated to Canada, but much of her family remained in Damascus. Life as a single mother and immigrant in a new country wasn’t always easy, and Tima recounts with heart‑wrenching honesty the anguish of being torn between a new home and the world she’d left behind. As Tima struggled to adapt to life in a new land, war overtook her homeland. Caught in the crosshairs of civil war, her family risked everything and fled their homes. Tima worked tirelessly to help them find safety, but their journey was far from easy. Although thwarted by politics, hounded by violence, and separated by vast distances, the Kurdis encountered setbacks at every turn, they never gave up hope. And when tragedy struck, Tima suddenly found herself thrust onto the world stage as an advocate for refugees everywhere, a role for which she had never prepared but that allowed her to give voice to those who didn’t have an opportunity to speak for themselves. From the jasmine‑scented neighbourhoods of Damascus before the war to the streets of Aleppo during it, t

The Beach Book Book

The Beach Book


  • Author : Carl Heywood Hobbs
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231160544

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The Beach Book Excerpt :

Waves and tides, wind and storms, sea-level rise and shore erosion: these are the forces that shape our beaches, and beach lovers of all stripes can benefit from learning more about how these coastal processes work. With animation and clarity, The Beach Book tells sunbathers why beaches widen and narrow, and helps boaters and anglers understand why tidal inlets migrate. It gives home buyers insight into erosion rates and provides natural-resource managers and interested citizens with rich information on beach nourishment and coastal-zone development. And for all of us concerned about the long-term health of our beaches, it outlines the latest scientific information on sea-level rise and introduces ways to combat not only the erosion of beaches but also the decline of other coastal habitats. The more we learn about coastline formation and maintenance, Carl Hobbs argues, the better we can appreciate and cultivate our shores. Informed by the latest research and infused with a passion for its subject, The Beach Book provides a wide-ranging introduction to the shore, and all of us who love the beach and its associated environments will find it timely and useful.

Blood on the Beach Book
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

Blood on the Beach


  • Author : Sarah N. Harvey
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459812956

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Blood on the Beach Excerpt :

Eight teens are dropped off on a remote west-coast island for a week-long treatment program called INTRO (Into Nature to Renew Ourselves). The story is told by two of them: Alice, whose police-officer mother believes Alice might have a substance-abuse problem, and Caleb, who assaulted his abusive stepfather. They are joined by six other miscreants and three staff: a psychologist, a social worker and an ex-cop. On the first night, one of the girls disappears from her cabin. There is a panicked search of the island, but she is nowhere to be found. The adults seem oddly ineffectual in dealing with the crisis—and then the ex-cop gets sick and dies. The radio has been sabotaged, and there is no way to call for help. When the social worker also becomes ill, the kids decide to take matters into their own hands and track down the killer.

At the Beach Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

At the Beach


  • Author : Anne Rockwell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-06-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481414012

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At the Beach Excerpt :

A young girl spends a radiant summer day at the beach in this updated classic from the author of Apples and Pumpkins. Sun...sand...the bright blue ocean! There is so much for a young girl to do on a visit to the beach: sand castles to build, seashells to gather, sandpipers to run with, and a picnic lunch to enjoy. This updated edition of a perennial summertime favorite includes new jacket art from Lizzy Rockwell and refreshed interior art and design.

A Stranger on the Beach Book
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

A Stranger on the Beach


  • Author : Michele Campbell
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250202543

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A Stranger on the Beach Excerpt :

Parade's "10 Books Written by Women We Can't Wait to Read in 2019" | She Reads' "Most Anticipated Thillers of Summer 2019" | Pure Wow's "The Best Beach Reads of Summer 2019" | CrimeReads' "The Most Anticipated Crime Books of Summer" From bestselling author Michele Campbell comes A Stranger on the Beach, an edge-of-your seat story of passion and intrigue that will keep you guessing until the very end. Caroline Stark’s beach house was supposed to be her crowning achievement: a lavish, expensive space to showcase what she thought was her perfect family. But after a very public fight with her husband, she realizes things may not be as perfect as they seem: her husband is lying to her, the money is disappearing, and there’s a stranger on the beach outside her house. As Caroline’s marriage and her carefully constructed lifestyle begin to collapse around her, she turns to Aidan, the stranger, for comfort...and revenge. After a brief and desperate fling that means nothing to Caroline and everything to him, Aidan’s infatuation with Caroline, her family, and her house becomes more and more destructive. But who is manipulating whom in this deadly game of obsession and control? Who will take the blame when someone ends up dead...and what is Caroline hiding?

The Bookstore on the Beach Book
Score: 3
From 9 Ratings

The Bookstore on the Beach


  • Author : Brenda Novak
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781488058950

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The Bookstore on the Beach Excerpt :

"A page-turner with a deep heart."—Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Summer How do you start a new chapter of your life when you haven’t closed the book on the previous one? Eighteen months ago, Autumn Divac’s husband went missing. Her desperate search has yielded no answers, and she can’t imagine moving forward without him. But for the sake of their two teenage children, she has to try. Autumn takes her kids home for the summer to the charming beachside town where she was raised. She seeks comfort working alongside her mother and aunt at their bookshop, only to learn that her daughter is facing a huge life change and her mother has been hiding a terrible secret for years. And when she runs into the boy who stole her heart in high school, old feelings start to bubble up again. Is she free to love him, or should she hold out hope for her husband’s return? She can only trust her heart…and hope it won’t lead her astray. "A heart-tugging romance. Readers are sure to be sucked in.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review Don’t miss Brenda Novak’s latest book, When I Found You!

The Beach Book
Score: 3.5
From 56 Ratings

The Beach


  • Author : Alex Garland
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2007-07-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141941448

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The Beach Excerpt :

A 20th anniversary edition of this million copy bestseller, with a new introduction by John Niven: a classic story of paradise found - and lost. Richard lands in East Asia in search of an earthly utopia. In Thailand, he is given a map promising an unknown island, a secluded beach - and a new way of life. What Richard finds when he gets there is breathtaking: more extraordinary, more frightening than his wildest dreams. But how long can paradise survive here on Earth? And what lengths will Richard go to in order to save it?

Day at the Beach Book

Day at the Beach


  • Author : Tom Booth
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-05-22
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534411067

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Day at the Beach Excerpt :

A day at the beach becomes a lesson in sibling bonding for Gideon in this magical picture book. Every summer, Gideon and his younger sister Audrey build a sand castle—together. But this summer, everything changes. Gideon is going to build the most spectacular sandcastle anyone on the beach has ever seen. And he’s going to do it on his own—without any help from his sister. But much to his surprise, Gideon discovers that building together is more fun and that everyone has their own unique talent when it comes to creativity and imagination, even Audrey.

The Pebbles on the Beach Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Pebbles on the Beach


  • Author : Clarence Ellis
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2018-12-11
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571353590

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The Pebbles on the Beach Excerpt :

This is a book about the simple pleasure of pebble spotting. Clarence Ellis is a charming, knowledgeable and witty guide to everything you didn't know there was to know about pebbles. He ruminates on what a pebble actually is, before showing us how they are formed, advising on the best pebble-spotting grounds in the UK, helping to identify individual stones, and giving tips on the necessary kit. You'll know your chert from your schist, your onyx from your agate, and will be on your guard for artificial intruders before you know it. Understanding the humble pebble makes a trip to the beach, lake-side or river bank simply that little bit more fascinating.

The Woman on the Beach Book

The Woman on the Beach


  • Author : Julia Roberts
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release Date : 2021-08-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800195318

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The Woman on the Beach Excerpt :

I was so sure I saw Sophie on the beach that day. But it couldn’t be her. Sophie’s dead… Ever since we swore to be best friends at school, Sophie was there for me. When she married my brother, she became family. We shared everything. At least I thought we did. After she died, I was devastated. Everyone else has moved on, but I can’t. She was so quiet, those last few months. I’m sure there is something I don’t know… Now I’m standing on the beach we visited when we were younger, and there’s a woman with long blond hair a few metres away, playing with a dog in the sunshine. She turns, and I see Sophie. Heart racing, I run after her, but before I can reach her she’s vanished, leaving only footprints in the sand. It can’t be Sophie… Can it? And do I want to know, if the answer will destroy everything? A gripping emotional page-turner about the ways we lie to ourselves and how love and hope can heal us. Fans of Amanda Prowse, Liane Moriarty and Susan Lewis will absolutely love The Woman on the Beach. See what readers are saying about The Woman on the Beach: ‘Emotional, amazing… Phenomenal book!… Just blew me away and had me turning the pages! I couldn't turn fast enough.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I can't love this enough and give it all the five stars!!!!!! Well done Roberts!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Stunning… A fab twist I never saw coming!… I loved it from page 1.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Well this book blew my mind! What a delicious plot twist. One of the best thrillers I have read in a very long time… Fast-paced book from beginning to end and very intense.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Fabulous… Brilliant and heartbreaking in equal measures… The twist was just OMG… I just couldn't read it fast enough… but at the same time I never wanted it to end.’ Postcard Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Amazing!… The end of chapter 38 resulted in several used tissues. That is pr

Bones on the Beach Book

Bones on the Beach


  • Author : Peter Davidson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101188088

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Bones on the Beach Excerpt :

The true story of an undercover cop who went under the covers with a wiseguy. She was a married organized crime detective. He was the Mafia wiseguy she was trailing. Their affair would shake the very foundation of Miami's criminal underworld-and end in murder.

Dinosaurs on the Beach Book

Dinosaurs on the Beach


  • Author : Marilyn Helmer
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2003-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551432601

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Dinosaurs on the Beach Excerpt :

Josie is sure that she has found tiny dinosaur footprints in stone, hundreds of millions of years old, but will she be able to secure her find?