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Tides & Trysts (Paperback)

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"Tides & Trysts" is a contemporary coming-of-age story about a fourteen year old boy and his buddies as they adventure through the rites of passage of high school, college, and beyond. Deeply relatable and wonderfully written, this novel is a light-hearted romp taking him through his school years in San Clemente, California, his summer visits to his grandfather's home in Daytona Beach, Florida, and his college years at Fresno State.

Throughout this novel, the protagonist and his friends realize that growing up means growing pains are inevitable. The learning curve that enlightens boys from puberty through manhood with its rites of passage, its dreams, fantasies, and rude awakenings impacts Aquinas Flynn in a realistic and sometimes humorous tale taking him from coast to coast, youth through college, and life beyond. Timeless and personal, this endearing novel is a must-read for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

About the Author

Philip Kirby was raised in northern California and now resides in the small town of Ormond by the Sea, Florida. His experiences are reflected in the story by his love for swimming, fishing, and all things to do with the ocean. There isn't a more perfect place on Earth than the beach to view life cycles – from the tiniest fish in the clean, clear water of the Atlantic at the very shore line, to the graceful dolphins cruising by just beyond the breaking waves. A gold star for Creationism would be for the Loggerhead turtles that deposit their eggs on the very beach where they hatched years previously when the water temperature becomes warm and pleasurable in the summer months. Here's to the finest fishing machine ever designed, the Pelican.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781667835389
ISBN-10: 1667835386
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
Pages: 398
Language: English


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