TERRY'S DESK

Shifting Shorelines Reminiscent of Gift from the Sea


October 12, 2021, will be the debut of Terry Helwig’s non-fiction book Shifting Shorelines. Published by Viva Editions, the book has been hailed as a twenty-first century Gift from the Sea, a treasured 1955 classic translated into forty-five languages. Ironically, less than two hours separate the barrier islands that inspired both authors—their footsteps splashed in the same sea.


Helwig’s ode to nature, the passage of time, and the ripening of wisdom is a heartwarming invitation to the treasury of life’s shoreline. Her book offers readers a chance to re-find the joy, meaning, and sacredness of being alive; and her observations of the tides, both of the sea and the psyche, offer solace, inspiration, and healing.