Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Message from the Featured Author

Dear Santa Monica Readers,

I am honored and delighted that The Highest Tide will be featured in your Citywide Reads program this year. The novel I wrote was inspired by the same ocean you marvel at. I hope you find The Highest Tide to be a fun and thoughtful read that perhaps reminds you of the time in your life when the world first came into focus. The variety and volume of the reaction to the book continues to amaze me. It will be performed on stage in Seattle this spring. The movie rights have sold as well, and a screenplay is in the works. I'm really looking forward to visiting Santa Monica on May 17 to talk with as many of you as possible about the novel. Meanwhile, thanks for reading it if you get the chance.

Best wishes,
Jim Lynch

Monday, February 25, 2008

Introducing the 2008 Title

Jim Lynch's The Highest Tide is the 2008 Santa Monica Citywide Reads selection.

In The Highest Tide, thirteen-year-old Miles O’Malley spends one transformative summer navigating the mysteries of his beloved Puget Sound surroundings and his relationships with family and friends. We hope the marine setting, green emphasis, and universal coming-of-age theme, and high quality of writing will appeal to the Santa Monica community.