Rachel King’s novel, People Along the Sand, about the pleasures and limits of solitude for five
distinct and deeply human characters, centered around the passing of the 1967 Beach Bill,
the legislation that made all Oregon beaches public land, is now available. You can buy it on
Bookshop, Barnes&Noble, Powell’s, or Amazon, or from your local bookstore.
Kirkus calls the novel, “A revealing and contemplative tale about people tied to a wondrous, harsh landscape.”
Kathleen Rooney, author of Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey, says,
“Profoundly attuned to the natural environment and its impact on all those who live there,
Rachel King’s vivid People Along the Sand takes a lucid and discerning look at how people
can belong to a place and whether or not a place can really belong to a person.”
Watch and/or listen to Rachel King read and discuss People Along the Sand.
Read about some of the influences on the novel.
Contact Rachel King at rkingpdx [at] gmail [dot] com.