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Rise of the Spring Tide (Paperback) (James Stitt)

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Post Reformation, yet on the cusp of the Scientific Revolution, modernity sits like a hazy island far in the distance. Full dominance of the land, of the seas, remains unrealized. Formal religion pervades life, yet, ancient beliefs, a simple reverence for the seasons, the harvest, the tides, remain buried within humanity. Journeying across the Atlantic to where trees grow to Herculean heights and the earth has yet to yield to the plow, a religious congregation seeks to establish a colony in the new world. Congruently, in the 21st century, humankind leads a sterilized existence, science and technology have provided many a cozy, insulated life but one devoid of connection to deeper belief or the natural world. Into both scenes, step three orphan children who for hundreds of years, have resided in the gray space between emerging modern humanity and nature. By a strange shepherd named Brigu, these orphans are placed with this Calvinist congregation traveling to the new world and form an unique bond with a fire haired young woman, Abigail Fielding. Together, they begin to understand their collective purpose. The Rise of The Spring Tide is loosely structured along the lines of a diary, perhaps even a ship’s log - date to date - and moves from past to present and back again. It recounts, in parallel, the coupled destinies and self realizations of Abigail during the years 1603-1637 and the orphan children in the early 21st century.
Number of Pages: 301.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Author: James Stitt
Language: English
Street Date: May 3, 2016
TCIN: 51498707
UPC: 9781532912092
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-8338

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