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On Traigh Lar Beach - Stories - cover

On Traigh Lar Beach - Stories

Dianne Ebertt Beeaff

Publisher: She Writes Press

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Summary

Erica Winchat, a young writer overwhelmed by the stress of her first book contract, discovers thirteen curious items tangled in the flotsam on the Scottish beach of Tràigh Lar. Erica tells the intriguing story of the owner of each of these items, uncovering a series of dramatic events—from a Chicago widow’s inspiring visit to Quebec City to a shrimper’s daughter facing Tropical Storm Ruby in North Carolina.

The thirteenth item, a concert laminate badge, inspires Erica’s novella Fan Girls, in which the separate stories of four fans of the Scottish rock band Datha unfold in first person, culminating in their reunion at a concert in Chicago—a show where a shooting takes place.

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    Parnassus On Wheels [Christopher Morley]
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    A Tale of Negative Gravity [Frank R. Stockton]
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    A Voyage to the Moon [George Tucker]
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