Barbara McCreary Ebb and Flow

Barbara McCreary’s historical fiction Ebb and Flow: Lewis’s Story of Shackleford Banks will be published on September 13, 2022. The coming of age tale for middle grade readers follows eleven-year old Lewis Smithson, who lives with his Ma and Pa among the wild, windswept beauty of Diamond City at the turn of the century. The Smithsons, along with the other Ca’e Bankers as they call themselves, are hard-working, caring people who farm, fish, and participate in seasonal shore whaling. But when the 1899 San Ciriaco hurricane hits and destroys their way of life, Lewis is the one who must decide the best way for his family to begin again.

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