Eville, Bill

Washed Ashore: Family, Fatherhood, and Finding Home on Martha's Vineyard -- Bill Eville, Hardcover

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The story of a man coming into his own by coming home.


Since he was a boy, Bill Eville knew he wanted two things in life: to be a writer and a father. Being a minister's husband had not been on this list, having left the church as a teenager as soon as his parents stopped making him go each Sunday.

In Washed Ashore, Eville's life changes when his wife Cathlin takes a job as the first female pastor of a 350-year-old church on Martha's Vineyard, the island that was once home to generations of his ancestors. With their two small children in tow, the couple begins a new life eight miles out at sea.

Readers follow Eville's journey from stay-at-home-dad to newspaper editor as he discovers what it means to be a writer, a father, and--after his wife's devasting breast cancer diagnosis--what it truly means to be a minister's husband. Washed Ashore, told in a series of linked essays, is poignant and funny, filled with faith, struggle, and light.


Author: Bill Eville
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Published: 05/16/2023
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.25h x 5.65w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9781567927382

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2023
Library Journal 04/01/2023 pg. 112
Booklist 05/01/2023 pg. 15

Product Tags:

Bill Eville, Biography & Autobiography, Body/ Mind & Spirit, Books, Books › Subjects › Self-Help › Relationships › Marriage, David R. Godine Publisher, Family & Relationships, Fatherhood, Hardcover, Inspiration & Personal Growth, Marriage, Marriage & Long Term Relationships, Personal Memoirs, Relationships, Self-Help, Subjects

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