Between Tides has been one of our top books for both 2021 and 2022 here at Downtown Books. Written by a distinguished Roanoke Island resident well known for her writing talent, upon its release last August it quickly became a best-seller among OBX locals and visitors alike. Between Tides is the story of Blythe, a woman who lives on Cape Cod in Chatham and is at the end of her days. Blythe was married long long ago to Gil, a man who came and went 'between tides' and who eventually left her to settle and begin a new life (with a new wife) on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Written in dual time format, the novel toggles between the late 1800's when Blythe watched her young husband start disappearing for long periods of time and the early 1940's, when a young girl named Gilly shows up on her door looking for more information about the father she barely knew. I like to tell our customers that if Lisa Wingate (Before We Were Yours, The Prayer Box) and Delia Crawford (Where the Crawdads Sing) had a 'book baby'- this would be it! Angel has received accolades from Publisher's Weekly (one of the notable Indie books of Fall 2021) and authors the likes of Lee Smith and Ron Rash. She got a mention in the New York Times and has also been a regular on the Southern Independent Bookseller's Alliance Best-seller list. This is a wonderful book for every reader - especially those with an affinity for our beautiful Outer Banks.
Angel will be with us signing books on First Friday from 6pm - 8pm. First Friday is a fun, free, family friendly event taking place throughout Downtown Manteo featuring live music, restaurant specials, art show openings, trunk shows, book signings and more. It's a great night to meet friends and neighbors in the best downtown- the only downtown! - on the Outer Banks. Signed books will be shipped after the event.