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14121. Ives, John G. The Keeper. Bohme Publishing. 2013.

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14121. Ives, John G. The Keeper. Bohme Publishing. 2013.

14121. Ives, John G. The Keeper. Bohme Publishing. 2013. 416p. Soft wraps. The Keeper is a fresh, new historical fiction at its very best. Filled with electrifying rescue scenes, pitting a handful of men against fierce storms and bitter cold. A story of honor and love, fellowship and betrayal, strength and vulnerability. This is a novel of the Life-Savers, set in Provincetown, on the tip of Cape Cod, in 1899. Joshua Duell, the book’s hero, is a young New Yorker who returns home from the Spanish American War. Now his mother has disappeared in a mysterious shipwreck, and he travels to the small village of Provincetown at the outer reach of the continent to find out how. With his friend and college roommate Buddy, Joshua joins the United States Life-Saving Service patrolling the outer beaches. Under the leadership of their Keeper John MacDonald, they face rigorous training and treacherous work as the storms come. Buddy is a charmer, but he alienates the other Life-Savers, which leads him to take drastic actions he and Joshua will come to deeply regret. A story of intense action, beautiful descriptions of the sea, and the coming of age of a fascinating young man. (M). $18.95. (x)