NPL will offer curbside service at select locations beginning June 8. Get details.

Ferris Beach: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
From the author of Tending to Virginia, an acclaimed coming of age novel set in a small southern town. Kate and Misty grow up together, sharing secrets about everything until a fateful Fourth of July when all their lives change forever. "As compelling as a soft southern night".--Kirkus. New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reading Level:
Level 6.2, 19 Points
Lexile measure:
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID dbf71915-c840-2519-edb1-ba5620d780d4
Grouping Title ferris beach
Grouping Author mccorkle jill
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2020-06-05 22:43:26PM
Last Indexed 2020-06-04 23:57:57PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 19
accelerated_reader_reading_level 6.2
author Jill McCorkle
author_display McCorkle, Jill
available_at_catalog Main Kids
Main Library
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Main Library - Adult Fiction
display_description BONUS! Read a preview of Jill McCorkle's new novel, HIEROGLYPHICS, in the Ferris Beach e-book.
"An amazing novel."— Sarah Dessen

Ferris Beach is a place where excitement and magic coexist. Or so Mary Katherine "Katie" Burns, the only child of middle-aged Fred and Cleva Burns, believes. Shy and self-conscious, she daydreams about Ferris Beach, where her beautiful cousin, Angela, leads a romantic, mysterious life.
It is the early 1970s, and when the land across the road from the Burns's historic house is sold to developers, Misty Rhodes—also from Ferris Beach—and her flamboyant parents move into the nearest newly built split-level. In contrast to Katie’s composed, reserved, practical mother, Misty and her mother are everything Katie wants to be: daring, outrageous, fun. The two girls become inseparable, sharing every secret, every dream—until one fateful Fourth of July, when their lives change in a way they could never have imagined.
In this classic McCorkle novel, the author's shrewd grasp of human nature creates characters that resonate with truth and emotion, and a story perfect for mothers and daughters to share and cherish.
format_catalog Book
format_category_catalog Books
id dbf71915-c840-2519-edb1-ba5620d780d4
isbn 9780449219966
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:CARL0000046363 35192006635019 Main Library - Adult Fiction Fiction McCorkl 1 false false On Shelf MN
ils:CARL0000046363 35192023798451 Main Library - Adult Fiction Fiction McCorkl 1 false false On Shelf MN
overdrive:e8b4c0f2-ad85-4b52-a5a7-e8d97b1dda32 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 1 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
last_indexed 2020-06-05T04:57:57.319Z
lexile_score 1030
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction McCorkl
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Main Kids
Main Library
primary_isbn 9780449219966
publishDate 1990
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:CARL0000046363 Book Books 1st ed. English Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1990. 343 p. ; 23 cm.
overdrive:e8b4c0f2-ad85-4b52-a5a7-e8d97b1dda32 eBook eBook English Algonquin Books 2009
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000046363 35192006635019 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000046363 35192023798451 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:e8b4c0f2-ad85-4b52-a5a7-e8d97b1dda32 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
title_display Ferris Beach : a novel
title_full Ferris Beach
Ferris Beach : a novel / by Jill McCorkle
title_short Ferris Beach :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Fiction