Lynch Profile

Jim Lynch (with whom I had the pleasure of reading at the PNBA celebration of authors two weeks ago), is profiled in Newsday. Lynch’s debut novel, The Highest Tide, is the coming-of-age story of one Miles O’Malley, and insomniac and undersized thirteen year old who spends his time exploring marine life in the tidal flats around the Puget Sound.

Despite Lynch’s deep and apparent love of marine biology, he insists “The Highest Tide” isn’t an “issue” novel: “I didn’t set out to write an environmentalist book. If there’s any activism to it, it’s along the lines of what Rachel Carson was saying: Pay attention to what’s around you and you’re less likely to harm it.”

Read the rest of the profile here.