Book Report

Books by Alumni and Faculty

Fear the Drowning Deep

Books by UMW Alumni Fear the Drowning Deep By Sarah Glenn Peters Marsh ’10, M.Ed. ’11 Skyhorse Publishing, October 2016 Sixteen-year-old Bridey Corkill has hated the sea since she saw something lure her granddad off a cliff and into a watery grave. NPR critic Caitlyn Paxson said the author paints a portrait of an Isle of Man fishing village “where people are disappearing and mythical creatures may be to blame.…When [Bridey] finds a mysterious young man washed up on the beach, she will have to put aside her terror of the sea to protect her loved ones.” NPR named Fear the Drowning Deep among its best books of 2016.       Pretend We Are Lovely By Nicole L. “Noley” Reid ’95 Tin House Books, July 2017 Set in Blacksburg, Reid’s debut novel details a summer in the life of a Virginia family seven years after the tragic and suspicious death of a son and sibling. Kirkus, in a starred review, wrote of “prose that ambulates between stark, … [Read more...]