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The Sea is a Thief
A century and a half after it was fought, we have come to know the War Between the States as series of debates, campaigns, and battles won or lost. The Sea is a Thief, a thoroughly researched historical novel, offers a new perspective from the dusty lanes and muddy channels of Chincoteague, an oystering island in Virginia, chronicling its effects on a captivating crew of hardy watermen, rogue hunters, moonshiners and merchants. At the center of the storm stand an unlikely young couple who desire only to love each other in peace. Of course, the beloved wild ponies of Chincoteague play a central role. Available on Chincoteague at Sundial Books (www.sundialbooks.net).
Chincoteague and Assateague Islands (MD and VA) (images of America)
This book provides a short pictorial and narrative description of these two barrier islands, their history and relationship. One is a small town community catering to thousands of tourists who come almost year-round to enjoy the beach and view the wildlife on the other. Available on Chincoteague at Sundial Books (www.sundialbooks.net).
Watermen and Wild Ponies, A Chincoteague Waterman Remembers Life on Chincoteague and Assateague
An informative and touching chronicle of the life-long friendship of two business partners who catch and sell fish, oysters and clams for over 30 years until the early 1960's. It reflects the flavor of living and making a livelihood on Chincoteague and the early settlement of Assateague. Available on Chincoteague at Sundial Books (www.sundialbooks.com)
Seeds of Evidence
This recently published novel involves an FBI Special Agent on leave at her Grandmother's home on Chincoteague, who becomes involved in the investigation of the murder of a young Latino boy. Available at Sundial Books on Chincoteague (www.sundialbooks.net).
Pirates of Virginia and Maryland, Plunder and High Adventure on the Old Dominion Coastline
Tales of pirates from 1600 forward; captures their adventures and relationships for over 20 years; tells stories you have never heard. Available on Chincoteague at Sundial Books (www.sundialbooks.net)
Misty of Chincoteague
A Newberry Honor book, for children 8 - 12 years old. This is the story of Paul and Maureen Beebe and their quest to buy the elusive Phantom, a wild Chincoteague pony. On Pony Penning Day, they not only bring in the Phantom, but also her colt, Misty. It is a wonderful heart-warming tale of the efforts of two children to achieve their dream. Available at Museum of Chincoteague Island.
A Natural History of Quiet Waters
This is a wonderfully well-written, easy to understand description of the swamps and wetlands of the East Coast and their importance to our environment, history and culture. It is written from the perspective of someone who has experienced them first hand. Available on Chincoteague at Sundial Books (www.sundialbooks.net)
This locally published tale of the 1962 storm on Chincoteague is based on interviews and photographs and articles of the Eastern Shore News. It is a wonderfully interesting, personal story of the experiences of the people of the Island and their recovery. Available on Chincoteague at Sundial Books (www.sundialbooks.net).
Lighthouses of Maryland and Virginia
Through the year this book tells tales of the role of lighthouses in war and peace. It provides details about challenges faced by lighthouse keepers and the role they play in the region's history. Available on Chincoteague at Sundial Books (www.sundialbooks.net).