The Island

The Island Author Victoria Hislop
ISBN-10 1472230493
Release 2015-09-10
Pages 496
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Includes a new essay by Victoria Hislop on the impact of this million-copy bestseller. The acclaimed number one bestseller from Victoria Hislop is a dramatic tale of four generations, rent by war, illicit love, violence and leprosy, from the thirties, through the war, to the present day. On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past. But Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend, and promises that through her she will learn more. Arriving in Plaka, Alexis is astonished to see that it lies a stone's throw from the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga - Greece's former leper colony. Then she finds Fotini, and at last hears the story that Sofia has buried all her life: the tale of her great-grandmother Eleni and her daughters and a family rent by tragedy, war and passion. She discovers how intimately she is connected with the island, and how secrecy holds them all in its powerful grip...



The Island

The Island Author Elin Hilderbrand
ISBN-10 9781848945975
Release 2010-07-08
Pages 416
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This summer, four women are hoping to escape their troubles... Birdie is organising a wedding, though her own marriage is falling apart. Her sister India is running away from her first chance of happiness in a long time, while her daughter Tate is running to something, but what that is, she doesn't yet know. And then there's Chess, who is just a mystery that none of the family know if they will everunravel. Gathering together for the first time in years on Tuckernuck Island, in a ramshackle house with no running water on a remote island, the women settle into a routine. But just how long can they hide from the secrets, lies and tragedy they have left behind?



The Island

The Island Author Victoria Hislop
ISBN-10 9780755352449
Release 2008-02-10
Pages 300
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The acclaimed million-copy number one bestseller and winner of Richard & Judy's Summer Read 2006 from Victoria Hislop is a dramatic tale of four generations, rent by war, illicit love, violence and leprosy, from the thirties, through the war, to the present day. On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past. But Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend, and promises that through her she will learn more. Arriving in Plaka, Alexis is astonished to see that it lies a stone's throw from the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga - Greece's former leper colony. Then she finds Fotini, and at last hears the story that Sofia has buried all her life: the tale of her great-grandmother Eleni and her daughters and a family rent by tragedy, war and passion. She discovers how intimately she is connected with the island, and how secrecy holds them all in its powerful grip...



The Other Side of the Island

The Other Side of the Island Author Allegra Goodman
ISBN-10 9781101057162
Release 2009-05-14
Pages 288
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A gripping and beautifully written dystopian page-turner from New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist ALLEGRA GOODMAN. In the eighteenth glorious year of Enclosure, long after The Flood, a young girl named Honor moves with her parents to Island 365 in the Tranquil Sea. Life on the tropical island is peaceful—there is no sadness and no visible violence in this world. Earth Mother and her Corporation have created New Weather. The sky is always blue and it almost never rains. Every family fits into its rightful, orderly, and predictable place… Except Honor’s. Her family does not follow the rules. They ignore curfew, sing songs, and do not pray to Earth Mother. Honor doesn’t fit in with the other children at the Old Colony School. Then she meets Helix, a boy with a big heart who slowly helps her uncover a terrible secret about the Island: Sooner or later, those who do not fit disappear, and they don’t ever come back. Honor knows her family could be next, and when the unthinkable happens, she must make the dangerous journey to the Other Side of the Island—before Earth Mother comes for her too…



On The Island

On The Island Author Tracey Garvis Graves
ISBN-10 9781405910224
Release 2012-05-28
Pages 368
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It would always be summer on the island... A love story with a twist, Tracey Garvis Graves' On The Island is a US word-of-mouth success story to rival Fifty Shades of Grey, with 1500 5* reader reviews online (and counting!) and sales taking it top 10 in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Amazon.com bestseller lists. Film rights have been optioned by MGM, with Temple Hill Productions (responsible for Twilight) slated to produce. When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a summer job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family's holiday home in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation: a tropical island beats the library any day. T.J. has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He's almost seventeen and if having had cancer wasn't bad enough, he now has to spend his first summer in remission with his family instead of his friends. Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Marooned on an uninhabited island, Anna and T.J. work together to obtain water, food, fire and shelter but, as the days turn to weeks then months and finally years, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man... As romantic as One Day or The Time Traveler's Wife, US readers have fallen in love with Tracey Garvis-Graves' On the Island: 'If you're looking for something to fill the gap after reading Fifty Shades...here it is!' ***** Danielle 'I couldn't put this down. I rooted for this couple from the beginning' ***** Kelkeligan 'A bit Castaway, Survivor and Lost all rolled together, the minute I opened the book, I read till it was finished' ***** Michele 'I loved, loved, loved this. It was a perfect way to spend a cold Friday night stuck at home' ***** Kelly Tracey Garvis-Graves lives in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband and two children and blogs at www.traceygarvisgraves.com.



The island of Cuba

The island of Cuba Author Richard Robert Madden
ISBN-10 OXFORD:590643519
Release 1849
Pages
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The island of Cuba has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The island of Cuba also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The island of Cuba book for free.



The Island at the Center of the World

The Island at the Center of the World Author Russell Shorto
ISBN-10 1400096332
Release 2005-04-12
Pages 416
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A gripping narrative of New Netherland–a story of global sweep centered on a wilderness called Manhattan–that transforms our understanding of early America. When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed: 12,000 pages of its records–recently declared a national treasure–are now being translated. Russell Shorto draws on this remarkable archive in The Island at the Center of the World, which has been hailed by The New York Times as “a book that will permanently alter the way we regard our collective past.” The Dutch colony pre-dated the “original” thirteen colonies, yet it seems strikingly familiar. Its capital was cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic, and its citizens valued free trade, individual rights, and religious freedom. Their champion was a progressive, young lawyer named Adriaen van der Donck, who emerges in these pages as a forgotten American patriot and whose political vision brought him into conflict with Peter Stuyvesant, the autocratic director of the Dutch colony. The struggle between these two strong-willed men laid the foundation for New York City and helped shape American culture. The Island at the Center of the World uncovers a lost world and offers a surprising new perspective on our own.



The Island of the Colorblind

The Island of the Colorblind Author Oliver Sacks
ISBN-10 9780345805898
Release 2012-11-14
Pages 336
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Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands--their remoteness, their mystery, above all the unique forms of life they harbor. For him, islands conjure up equally the romance of Melville and Stevenson, the adventure of Magellan and Cook, and the scientific wonder of Darwin and Wallace. Drawn to the tiny Pacific atoll of Pingelap by intriguing reports of an isolated community of islanders born totally color-blind, Sacks finds himself setting up a clinic in a one-room island dispensary, where he listens to these achromatopic islanders describe their colorless world in rich terms of pattern and tone, luminance and shadow. And on Guam, where he goes to investigate the puzzling neurodegenerative paralysis endemic there for a century, he becomes, for a brief time, an island neurologist, making house calls with his colleague John Steele, amid crowing cockerels, cycad jungles, and the remains of a colonial culture. The islands reawaken Sacks's lifelong passion for botany--in particular, for the primitive cycad trees, whose existence dates back to the Paleozoic--and the cycads are the starting point for an intensely personal reflection on the meaning of islands, the dissemination of species, the genesis of disease, and the nature of deep geologic time. Out of an unexpected journey, Sacks has woven an unforgettable narrative which immerses us in the romance of island life, and shares his own compelling vision of the complexities of being human. From the Hardcover edition.



The Island of Hawaii

The Island of Hawaii Author Henry Walsworth Kinney
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105011920910
Release 1913
Pages 98
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A Brief History of the Island of Hayti

A Brief History of the Island of Hayti Author
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044080395957
Release 1831
Pages 68
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A Brief History of the Island of Hayti has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Brief History of the Island of Hayti also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Brief History of the Island of Hayti book for free.



Anne of the Island

Anne of the Island Author Lucy Maud Montgomery
ISBN-10 UOM:39015013118545
Release 1915
Pages 326
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Continues the adventures of Anne Shirley and her friends at college.



Dramascripts The Island of Dr Moreau

Dramascripts   The Island of Dr Moreau Author David Calcutt
ISBN-10 0174326009
Release 1999-05-01
Pages 104
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Edward Prentice, a young naturalist, is shipwrecked in the Pacific Ocean. There he meets Dr Moreau, a scientist who has been using the island as a laboratory for his 'experiments' - the creation of the terrifying Beast People. Prentice's arrival sparks events which culminate in tragedy...



The Island on Bird Street

The Island on Bird Street Author Uri Orlev
ISBN-10 0395616239
Release 1984
Pages 162
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During World War II a Jewish boy is left on his own for months in a ruined house in the Warsaw Ghetto, where he must learn all the tricks of survival under constantly life-threatening conditions.



The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau Author H.G. Wells
ISBN-10 9781551113272
Release 2009-07-07
Pages 292
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A classic of science fiction and a dark meditation on Darwinian thought in the late Victorian period, The Island of Doctor Moreau explores the possibility of civilization as a constraint imposed on savage human nature. The protagonist, Edward Prendick, finds himself stranded on an island with the notorious Doctor Moreau, whose experiments on the island’s humans and animals result in unspeakable horrors. The critical introduction to this Broadview Edition gives particular emphasis to Wells’s hostility towards religion as well as his thorough knowledge of the Darwinian thought of his time. Appendices provide passages from Darwin and Huxley related to Wells’s early writing; in addition, excerpts from other writers illustrate late-nineteenth-century anxieties about social degeneration.



The Island of Sardinia

The Island of Sardinia Author John William Warre Tyndale
ISBN-10 OXFORD:N12157557
Release 1849
Pages
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The Island

The Island Author Teri Hall
ISBN-10 9781494498344
Release 2013-12-17
Pages 221
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In The Island, the compelling conclusion of The Line trilogy, Rachel and Pathik continue their adventure. Will Indigo's firetales about the mysterious island called Salishan prove to be true? Are there inhabitants, and if so, are they friends or enemies? With no way back to where they came from, what price will Rachel and her loved ones have to pay in order to survive where they've landed? Are the risks they've taken, and the people they've lost forever, worth what they find on the island?



The Island

The Island Author Armin Greder
ISBN-10 1742699901
Release 2007-08-01
Pages 32
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In the morning the people of the island found a man sitting on the shore, there where fate and the ocean currents had set him and his frail raft in the night. When he saw them coming towards him, he rose to his feet. He was not like them. This internationally acclaimed, award-winning picture book is astonishing, powerful and timely.