novels have the reputation to be always the hardest one to produce,
especially if the breaking-out novel was a success or generated buzzing
reviews. Self-pressure being often the cause as the challenge to
recapture the lengthy feat, embedded in the first published novel, is
insurmountable for authors. It is not the case for “Shining Sea.” Though not a fan of multi-generational novel, I tip my hat to Anne Korkeakivi’s second . . .