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We Run the Tides

(2021)
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An achingly beautiful story of female friendship, betrayal, and a mysterious disappearance set in the changing landscape of San Francisco 

Teenage Eulabee and her magnetic best friend, Maria Fabiola, own the streets of Sea Cliff, their foggy oceanside San Francisco neighborhood. They know Sea Cliff’s homes and beaches, its hidden corners and eccentric characters—as well as the upscale all-girls’ school they attend. One day, walking to school with friends, they witness a horrible act—or do they? Eulabee and Maria Fabiola vehemently disagree on what happened, and their rupture is followed by Maria Fabiola’s sudden disappearance—a potential kidnapping that shakes the quiet community and threatens to expose unspoken truths.        

Suspenseful and poignant, We Run the Tides is Vendela Vida’s masterful portrait of an inimitable place on the brink of radical transformation. Pre–tech boom San Francisco finds its mirror in the changing lives of the teenage girls at the center of this story of innocence lost, the pain of too much freedom, and the struggle to find one’s authentic self. Told with a gimlet eye and great warmth, We Run the Tides is both a gripping mystery and a tribute to the wonders of youth, in all its beauty and confusion. 

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"The dreamy yearning and turmoil of youth are evoked here so vividly as to seem supernaturally conjured. However long ago you were a teenager, We Run the Tides will bring the quandaries and sensations right back. Vendela Vida has written a novel of absorbing, exquisite economy and percipience. She has also written an intimate allegory of our unraveling tether to truth." - Lisa Halliday

"We Run the Tides is smart, perceptive, elegant, sad, surprising and addictive. And it’s also FUNNY. Who knew that you could combine all of those qualities into one slim volume? Not many writers, that’s for sure. I loved every single page, and was sorry when I had to say goodbye to Eulabee and her family." - Nick Hornby

"The young narrator of Vendela Vida’s new novel is cast out of her friend crew (For what? For nothing) at the moment she and the girls around her are just beginning to understand the power they hold, and how to wield it. There’s violence lurking here, but also humor (it’s funny!), also love. This is one of the best novels about girlhood and female friendship I’ve ever read." - Mary Beth Keane

"The girls in this book are everything, all of us: shape-shifters and outcasts, predators and prey, they lean into and away from the world that claims to know them. Vendela Vida is an astoundingly good writer and the ideas she’s wrestling with in these pages—about sexuality and seeing, storytelling and identity—are profound." - Danzy Senna

"I didn't want it to end." - Tom Stoppard

"We Run the Tides is saturated with feeling from the very start. It’s hypnotic, knowing, sometimes funny and always propulsive as it examines girlhood, friendship, and the strong pull of the past." - Meg Wolitzer


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Hardback Editions

May 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: We Run the Tides
Author(s): Vendela Vida
ISBN: 1-78649-958-4 / 978-1-78649-958-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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February 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: We Run the Tides: A Novel
Author(s): Vendela Vida
ISBN: 0-06-293623-9 / 978-0-06-293623-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

October 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: We Run the Tides: A Novel
Author(s): Vendela Vida
ISBN: 0-06-293624-7 / 978-0-06-293624-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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March 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: We Run the Tides
Author(s): Vendela Vida
ISBN: 1-83895-104-0 / 978-1-83895-104-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic
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February 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: We Run the Tides: A Novel
Author(s): Vendela Vida
ISBN: 0-06-306313-1 / 978-0-06-306313-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

June 2021 : UK Audio CD
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Title: We Run the Tides
Author(s): Vendela Vida
ISBN: 1-00-403202-1 / 978-1-00-403202-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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June 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: We Run the Tides
Author(s): Vendela Vida
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June 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: We Run the Tides
Author(s): Vendela Vida
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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June 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: We Run the Tides
Author(s): Vendela Vida
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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February 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: We Run the Tides
Author(s): Vendela Vida
ISBN: 1-79994-899-4 / 978-1-79994-899-5
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing
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February 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: We Run the Tides
Author(s): Vendela Vida
ISBN: 1-79994-900-1 / 978-1-79994-900-8
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing
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February 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: We Run the Tides: A Novel
Author(s): Vendela Vida
Publisher: HarperAudio
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February 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: We Run the Tides: A Novel
Author(s): Vendela Vida
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

May 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: We Run the Tides
Author(s): Vendela Vida
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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February 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: We Run the Tides: A Novel
Author(s): Vendela Vida
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA