Thousands of families and individuals are attracted to the South Carolina coast each year, renting houses up and down the beach throughout the seasons. They bring their lives with them when they come to this magical place. In A Week at Surfside Beach, author Pierce Koslosky Jr. has crafted sixteen poignant short stories that paint a vivid portrait of the beach’s diverse, temporary inhabitants: those people attracted to a landscape both beautiful and overwhelming in its ability to force introspection and change. Set over the course of a single rental season that ends at Christmas, the book’s unrelated characters all have their stays in the blue beach house, yet each story has a distinct message at its core. Readers will follow people in every stage of life—from a six-year-old entering the imaginary world of crabs to an escapee from a retirement home—and witness their varied individual experiences. These are stories of hope and redemption, connection and detachment, and lessons taught and learned. Both original and contemplative, heartbreaking and inspirational, A Week at Surfside Beach brings together a collection of tales with seemingly ordinary, simple, and familiar details—yet underneath their calm, relatable surfaces exist the uncomfortable, extraordinary complexities of life.
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worked for three years in a maximum-security prison in North Carolina. He escaped to Nebraska, and a mere four decades later is the chairman and CEO of a manufacturing company there. He lives in Omaha with Candy, his wife of thirty-five years, and with one very fortunate goldendoodle. They have four children who could not be less alike. Pierce and his family have gone to Surfside Beach, South Carolina, for over twenty-five years and have stayed in the house featured in A Week at Surfside Beach since it was built in 1992, shortly after Hurricane Hugo. In 2000 they bought the home and rent it out in the summer.
This book is full of short stories. they are positive and fast and fun reads.
If you have ever been to Myrtle Beach and made a stop at Surfside beach You are going to enjoy this one even more.
This is a fun read when you are on the go or are very busy and want to escape to the beach for a few minutes.
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