The Watery Part of the World

A Novel

Parker, Michael

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Watery Part of the World
Set along the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the 1800s and the 1970s, the novel follows Theodosia Burr, daughter of Aaron Burr, who by many accounts was captured by pirates and lived out the rest of her life on a remote island, and the island's descendants hundreds of years later.

Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011
ISBN: 1565126823
Branch Call Number: FICTION PARKER 2011
Characteristics: 261 p. ;,22 cm


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Jul 14, 2014
  • bixby rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

While there is a basis for a good story here, the chronology is confusing....


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Jul 14, 2014
  • bixby rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Aaron Burr's daughter is kidnapped by pirates on her way to reveal papers which would prove his innocence. She is left to fend for herself on a North Carolina barrier island. This is her story and that of her great-great-great granddaughters.


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