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Author : Lorna Cook
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2021-04-01
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0008379076
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A USA Today Bestseller! ‘Wow! What an enthralling and emotional read! I was literally in tears... Captivating.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Author : Lorna Cook
Publisher : Avon Books
Release : 2021-03-18
Page : 400
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780008379063
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Pre-order your copy now: the emotional tale of sisters and secrets from the Number One bestselling author of The Forgotten Village and The Forbidden Promise ______________ A world at war. One woman will risk everything. Another will uncover her story. 1940: When the island of Guernsey is invaded by the Nazis, two sisters are determined to rebel in any way they can. But when forced to take in a German soldier, they are shocked to find a familiar face on their doorstep - a childhood friend who has now become their enemy. 2016: Two generations later, Lucy returns to Guernsey after the death of a distant cousin. As she prepares the old family house for sale, Lucy discovers a box of handwritten notes, one word standing out: resistance. Lucy's search for the author will uncover the story of a forgotten sister who vanished from the island one night, never to be seen again. A timeless story of love and bravery, perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Rachel Hore. Praise for Lorna Cook's novels: 'I was so absorbed I read it in a single day' Kate Riordan 'Compelling, dramatic, with a great twist' Jenny Ashcroft 'An intriguing mystery' Gill Paul 'Kept me turning the pages eagerly' Tracy Rees 'Entrancing, evocative and romantic' Woman's Weekly 'Full of twists and turns' Nikola Scott 'Hugely likeable characters and a corker of a twist!' Mandy Robotham


Author : Jenny Lecoat
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Release : 2021-07-02
Page : 272
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1761062301
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An evocative, beautifully written story of a young Jewish woman trapped on the occupied island of Jersey during World War II. SUMMER 1940: Hedy Bercu watches the skies over Jersey for German planes, convinced that an invasion is imminent. When it finally comes, there is no counterattack from Allied forces and most islanders and occupying forces settle into an uneasy coexistence. But for Hedy, the situation is perilously different. For Hedy is Jewish. With no means of escape, Hedy hides in plain sight, working as a translator for the Germans while silently working against them. But as the war intensifies, Hedy knows she is in greater danger each day. Soon, her survival will depend not just on her own courage, but on the community she has come to cherish and a man who should be her enemy. Vividly re-creating little-known events, this is an unforgettable tale of resilience and bravery, and of the extraordinary power found in quiet acts of heroism and love.


Author : Jenny Lecoat
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2021-02-02
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0369700899
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“Unforgettable” —Kelly Rimmer, New York Times bestselling author “Riveting” —Karen Robards, New York Times bestselling author “Harrowing” —Noelle Salazar, bestselling author “Cinematic” —Ellen Keith, author of The Dutch Wife “Captivating” —Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan Inspired by true events, the riveting story of a young Jewish woman trapped on the occupied island of Jersey during World War II. Summer 1940: Hedy Bercu fled Vienna two years ago. Now she watches the skies over Jersey for German planes, convinced that an invasion is imminent. When it finally comes, there is no counterattack from Allied forces—the Channel Islands are simply not worth defending. Most islanders and occupying forces settle into an uneasy coexistence, but for Hedy, the situation is perilously different. For Hedy is Jewish—a fact that could mean deportation, or worse. With no means of escape, Hedy hides in plain sight, working as a translator for the Germans while silently working against them. She forges a tentative friendship with a sympathetic German officer who is likewise trapped by circumstance. But as the war intensifies, Hedy knows she is in greater danger each day. Soon, her survival will depend not just on her own courage but on the community she has come to cherish and a man who should be her enemy. Vividly recreating little-known events, this is an unforgettable tale of resilience and bravery, and of the extraordinary power found in quiet acts of heroism and love.


Author : Scott O'Dell
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 1960
Page : 184
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780395069622
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Records the courage and self-reliance of an Indian girl who lived alone for eighteen years on an isolated island off the California coast when her tribe emigrated and she was left behind.


Author : Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Publisher : Chicken House
Release : 2016-05-05
Page : 288
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1910655589
Description :


When Isabella's friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search party. As a mapmaker's daughter, she's equipped with elaborate ink maps and knowledge of the stars, eager to navigate the island's forgotten heart. But beneath the mountains a legendary fire demon awakens, and her journey is fraught with danger ...


Author : Lisa See
Publisher : Scribner
Release : 2020-03-10
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1501154869
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A mesmerizing new historical novel” (O, The Oprah Magazine) from Lisa See, the bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and devastating family secrets on a small Korean island. Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends who come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility—but also danger. Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook find it impossible to ignore their differences. The Island of Sea Women takes place over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War, through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers. Throughout this time, the residents of Jeju find themselves caught between warring empires. Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator. Young-sook was born into a long line of haenyeo and will inherit her mother’s position leading the divers in their village. Little do the two friends know that forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point. “This vivid…thoughtful and empathetic” novel (The New York Times Book Review) illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge and the men take care of the children. “A wonderful ode to a truly singular group of women” (Publishers Weekly), The Island of Sea Women is a “beautiful story…about the endurance of friendship when it’s pushed to its limits, and you…will love it” (Cosmopolitan).


Author : Gordon Korman
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2001
Page : 129
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780439164566
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Follows a group of six kids stranded on a deserted island as they embark on a quest for survival that tests their limits.


Author : Robert S. Blum
Publisher : Del Rey
Release : 1984
Page : 274
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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Ellia Kellzi befriends two wolf creatures from across the sea and travels into the Blasted Hills in order to learn the secret behind her repressive society


Author : Nancy Thayer
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2014-06-17
Page : 321
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0345528743
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When the will of a deceased ladies' man mandates a reunion for his daughters from different marriages at his posh Nantucket house, the three sisters are forced to confront resentments and misunderstandings.


Author : Rory Power
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Release : 2019-07-09
Page : 368
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0525645608
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! "The perfect kind of story for our current era."—Hypable From the author of Burn Our Bodies Down, a feminist Lord of the Flies about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school, and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears. This fresh debut is a mind-bending novel unlike anything you've read before. It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything. But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there's more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true. And don't miss Rory Power's second novel, Burn Our Bodies Down! Praise for Wilder Girls: 4 STARRED REVIEWS! "Take Annihilation, add a dash of Contagion, set it at an all-girls' academy, and you'll arrive at Rory Power's occasionally shocking and always gripping Wilder Girls."--Refinery29 "This thrilling saga...is sure to be one of the season's most talked-about books, in any genre."--EW "Fresh and horrible and beautiful....readers will be consumed and altered by Wilder Girls."--NPR


Author : Ann Halam
Publisher : Orion Children's Books
Release : 2010-12-30
Page : 224
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 144400249X
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What's it like to see your friend transformed into a raven before your very eyes, and to know it's your turn next? How does it feel to morph into a manta ray or slide into the body of a snake? This is what happens to Miranda, Semi and Arnie, three friends who are the sole survivors of a plane crash. They find themselves on a tropical island of azure waters and white sands. But beyond the palm-fringed beaches lies the hospital run by the sinister Dr Franklin, and the three teenagers are about to become his next patients. Perfect candidates for his experiments in genetic engineering. . . A horrifying, fascinating story that is Ann Halam's most unusual and challenging novel so far.


Author : Jonathan Ross
Publisher :
Release : 2020-01-18
Page : 270
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781707538959
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Ex-Marine Richard Drake is on the lookout for threats to his high-profile client living on St. Mark, smallest of the US Virgin Islands. His cover as a charter sailboat captain enables him to gather gossip among the US and British islands during lazy days and balmy nights. Richard's peaceful routine is shattered when a terrified Sophie Cooper arrives on the run and begs him to take her to isolated St. Mark. Richard agrees. She has good reason to be scared - her ex-boyfriend, Cliff Webb. She has overheard one too many party conversations at his Palm Beach mansion, where they lived together. And the day before, she witnessed much worse. All she wants is out. But Cliff is coming to St. Mark, where solving the Sophie problem is job one.


Author : Heidi Heilig
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-02-16
Page : 480
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 006238077X
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Heidi Heilig's debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City, to nineteenth-century Hawaii, to places of myth and legend. Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father's ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility. Its witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure, multicultural cast, and enchanting romance will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman. Nix's life began in Honolulu in 1868. Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, a land from the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, modern-day New York City, and many more places both real and imagined. As long as he has a map, Nix's father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place, any time. But now he's uncovered the one map he's always sought—1868 Honolulu, before Nix's mother died in childbirth. Nix's life—her entire existence—is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix's future, her dreams, her adventures . . . her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who's been part of their crew for two years. If Nix helps her father reunite with the love of his life, it will cost her her own.


Author : Cal Pflugrath
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2017-11-30
Page : 244
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1387409212
Description :


Talk about having a bad day. I'm kidnapped by rebels and sold to cannibals, for their full moon virgin sacrifice. Heading towards this dismal prospect, I discover my capture is no accident. These cannibals selected me, due to an incident ten years earlier, when my mother was brutally murdered. To save myself and others from the roasting grotto and butcher's block, I must solve this mystery.


Author : Sara Ackerman
Publisher : MIRA
Release : 2020-06-09
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1488056145
Description :


Inspired by real places and events of WWII, Red Sky Over Hawaii immerses the reader in a time of American history full of suspicion and peril in this lush and poignant tale about the indisputable power of doing the right thing against all odds. The attack on Pearl Harbor changes everything for Lana Hitchcock. Arriving home on the Big Island too late to reconcile with her estranged father, she is left alone to untangle the clues of his legacy, which lead to a secret property tucked away in the remote rain forest of Kilauea volcano. When the government starts taking away her neighbors as suspected sympathizers, Lana shelters two young German girls, a Japanese fisherman and his son. As tensions escalate, they are forced into hiding—only to discover the hideaway house is not what they expected. When a detainment camp is established nearby, Lana struggles to keep the secrets of those in her care. Trust could have dangerous consequences. As their lives weave together, Lana begins to understand the true meaning of family and how the bonds of love carry us through the worst times.


Author : Ann Labbe
Publisher :
Release : 2016-05-05
Page : 246
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781786237323
Description :


Part 1 This story is inspired by the life of an island girl who grows up in not a very loving family. She finds refuge in her beautiful garden, dreaming of love and indulgence. Her brother has monopolized the love of their mother. When her dream of studying abroad is shattered she finds a job amidst narrow-minded colleagues. Still she aims to find her own happiness. During a trip to the Seychelles, she meets a German who falls in love with her and invites her to his country. She ends up marrying him and starts a new life. But still longing for love and recognition of her blood family, she becomes their 'milch-cow', granting them all their wishes. In Germany life is not easy, with two unfriendly stepchildren and a narcissistic husband. The birth of her son is a blessing. But her husband becomes more and more estranged to her. After a decade of passivity, she becomes skeptical as to her husband's self-proclaimed spirituality and takes distance from him and his gurus. He leaves her all of a sudden for a younger submissive woman and she is left alone with her son. Part 2 She is completely at her husband's mercy because of a contract of marriage in which she was denied any rights as his wife. He reveals his meanness to her and plans to get her incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital. Her little boy warns her in time. Her blood family lets her down, her only brother tries to take over her property on the island. Both husband and brother shout from the rooftops that she is mad. She loses all her friends and even her beloved father lets her down. But the woman is a fighter. She finds inner strength in adversity. Left alone, she fights for her rights, struggles for years and wins. Her house is full of music and laughter and her son and her have a lot of fun together. After fourteen difficult years, without drums and trumpets, she finds success and peace of mind.


Author : Martin Cruz Smith
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-10-18
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1439140235
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In occupied 1945 Venice, a fisherman rescues a Jewish woman on the run from the Wehrmact SS and chooses to protect her from the Nazis, a decision that leads them into a turbulent love affair marked by beauty and danger.


Author : Lisa See
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-03-21
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 150116631X
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A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate—the first automobile any of them have seen—and a stranger arrives. In this remote Yunnan village, the stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. In her biggest seller, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, See introduced the Yao people to her readers. Here she shares the customs of another Chinese ethnic minority, the Akha, whose world will soon change. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside of wedlock, rather than stand by tradition, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the nearest city. After mother and daughter have gone their separate ways, Li-yan slowly emerges from the security and insularity of her village to encounter modern life while Haley grows up a privileged and well-loved California girl. Despite Haley’s happy home life, she wonders about her origins; and Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. They both search for and find answers in the tea that has shaped their family’s destiny for generations. A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters.


Author : Junot Díaz
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-03-13
Page : 48
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0735230951
Description :


From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination. A 2019 Pura Belpré Honor Book for Illustration Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else. Hers was a school of faraway places. So when Lola's teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, all the kids are excited. Except Lola. She can't remember The Island—she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, and their memories—joyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frightening—Lola's imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island. As she draws closer to the heart of her family's story, Lola comes to understand the truth of her abuela's words: “Just because you don't remember a place doesn't mean it's not in you.” Gloriously illustrated and lyrically written, Islandborn is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and our imagination's boundless ability to connect us—to our families, to our past and to ourselves.