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Author : Gordon Korman
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2001
Page : 129
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780439164566
Description :


Follows a group of six kids stranded on a deserted island as they embark on a quest for survival that tests their limits.


Author : Ragnar Jonasson
Publisher : Minotaur Books
Release : 2019-05-21
Page : 304
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1250193389
Description :


The newest superstar on the Icelandic crime fiction scene has arrived with a superb followup to The Darkness. Shortlisted for the Crime Novel of the Year Award in Iceland Third Place, Novel of the Year Award 2016 in Iceland, selected by booksellers One of the bestselling novels in Iceland in 2016 Autumn of 1987 takes a young couple on a romantic trip in the Westfjords holiday—a trip that gets an unexpected ending and has catastrophic consequences. Ten years later a small group of friends go for a weekend in an old hunting lodge in Elliðaey. A place completely cut off from the outside world, to reconnect. But one of them isn't going to make it out alive. And Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir is determined to find the truth in the darkness. Ragnar Jonasson burst onto the American scene with Snowblind and Nightblind, the first two novels in the Ari Thor thriller series, and the praise was overwhelming. With The Darkness, he launched a new series featuring a completely new sleuth, Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir of the Reykjavik Police department. The Island is the second book in this series.


Author : Aldous Huxley
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2014-01-01
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1443428582
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While shipwrecked on the island of Pala, Will Farnaby, a disenchanted journalist, discovers a utopian society that has flourished for the past 120 years. Although he at first disregards the possibility of an ideal society, as Farnaby spends time with the people of Pala his ideas about humanity change. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.


Author : Dominique Fortier
Publisher : Coach House Books
Release : 2016-11-08
Page : 176
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1770564713
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A fifteenth-century portrait painter, grieving the untimely death of his unrequited love, takes refuge at the monastery at Mont Saint-Michel, an island off the coast of France. He haunts the halls until the monks assign him the task of copying manuscripts – though he is illiterate. His work heals him and grows the monastery's library into a beautiful city of books, all under the shadow of the invention of the printing press. Dominique Fortier is an editor and translator living in Montreal. She is the author of five books, including On the Proper Use of Stars and Wonder. Rhonda Mullins is an award-winning translator and writer living in Montreal, Quebec.


Author : Max Brooks
Publisher : Del Rey Books
Release : 2017
Page : 288
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780399181771
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An official tie-in to the globally popular video game traces the story of a new hero stranded in the world of Minecraft who must survive a harsh environment while unraveling the secrets of a mysterious island.


Author : Sara Brooke
Publisher : Crossroad Press
Release : 2021-07-13
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1637899807
Description :


It is an island paradise in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. After years of preparation, Derth Island is finally ready for its first weekend guests. But something isn’t right on this small island. For starters, there are rumors about a witch who once lived on the land and cursed the sands after her lover betrayed her. And then, there’s the island’s northern woods—dark and dense—easy to get lost in. Sometimes there are screams coming from the darkness ... For three unsuspecting couples, a fun weekend getaway on Derth Island turns into a nightmare. There’s nowhere to run ... nowhere to hide ...


Author : William Golding
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2012-03-15
Page : 176
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0571267386
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William Golding's Lord of the Flies is a dystopian classic: 'exciting, relevant and thought-provoking' (Stephen King). When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong? 'One of my favorite books - I read it every couple of years.' (Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games) A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, they discover fantastic wildlife and dazzling beaches, learning to survive; at night, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast. Orphaned by society, it isn't long before their innocent childhood games devolve into a savage, murderous hunt ... 'Stands out mightily in my memory ... Such a strong statement about the human heart.' (Patricia Cornwell) 'Terrifying and haunting.' (Kingsley Amis) 'Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.' (E. M. Forster) ONE OF THE BBC'S ICONIC 'NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD' What readers are saying: 'Every real human being should read this ... This is what we are.' 'It's brilliant, it's captivating, it's thought provoking and brutal and for some, its truly terrifying.' 'It can be read and re-read many times, and every time something new will appear.' 'There is a reason why this is studied at school ... Excellent read.' 'This is one of the few books I've read that I keep on my Kindle to read again.' 'I revisit this every few years and it's always fresh and impressive ... One of the best books I've ever read.'


Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company
Release : 2007
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781402741197
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A brief, simplified retelling of the episode in "Treasure Island" during which Jim Hawkins spies on Long John Silver and his pirate band as they search for buried treasure, and meets a new friend who needs his help.


Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery
Publisher :
Release : 2016-05-01
Page : 256
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781771084079
Description :


In the third installment of the Anne of Green Gables series, Anne Shirley heads for Redmond College, leaving behind her rural life in Avonlea for the city of Kingsport. There she must deal with an unfortunate marriage proposal, the beginning of her writing career, and the sudden attention of Gilbert Blythe. Is Anne ready for true love?


Author : Molly Aitken
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2020-07-28
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0525658386
Description :


A spellbinding, deeply felt debut novel--soaring and poignant--about passion, freedom, motherhood, and the power to shape our destinies. Oona grew up on the island of Inis: a wind-blasted rock off the coast of Ireland where the men went out on fishing boats and the women tended turf fires; where the only book was the Bible; and where girls stayed at home until they became mothers themselves. The island was a gift for some, a prison for others. Even as a child, Oona knew she wanted to leave, but she never could have anticipated the tumultuous turn of events that would ultimately compel her to flee. Now, after twenty years--after Oona has forged a new, very different life for herself--her daughter vanishes, forcing Oona to face her past in order, finally, to be free of it. Heralding a singularly gifted new voice in fiction, The Island Child is a timeless story of birth and betrayal, storms and shipwrecks and fairy children, and the weight of long-buried secrets.


Author : Armin Greder
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Release : 2007-08-01
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781742699905
Description :


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.


Author : Susan Hughes
Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
Release : 2012-03-01
Page : 160
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1554539943
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"Ellie believes that she will live in her little village on the coast of Nova Scotia for always. But when her father gets a job on Sable Island, she must say farewell to her beloved home and her mother's final resting place. Not even the idea of seeing the wild horses that roam the island can ease her pain of leaving. And after arriving on the sandy, windswept crescent of land, Ellie feels adrift and alone ... until one afternoon when she wakens on a dune to find herself looking into the curious eyes of a wild stallion. Little by little, as the days pass, Ellie gets closer to the beautiful chocolate-colored horse. Yet she soon discovers something that could take him away from his home, his herd, and her. Ellie has lost too much already. Will she loose her island horse, too?"--P. [2] of cover.


Author : C.L. Taylor
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2021-01-21
Page : 384
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0008240604
Description :


Lost meets The Hunger Games in the thrilling new young adult novel from C.L. Taylor, the Sunday Times and million-copy bestselling author. *** Welcome to The Island. Where your worst fears are about to come true...


Author : Charles Shephard
Publisher : London : W. Nicol
Release : 1831
Page : 216
Category : Saint Vincent
ISBN 13 :
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Author : V. Langford Oliver
Publisher : Рипол Классик
Release :
Page :
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 5871960944
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Author : Oliver Sacks
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2011-06-16
Page : 384
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 1447204948
Description :


'Sacks is rightly renowned for his empathy . . . anyone with a taste for the exotic will find this beautifully written book highly engaging' Sunday Times Always fascinated by islands, Oliver Sacks is drawn to the Pacific by reports of the tiny atoll of Pingelap, with its isolated community of islanders born totally colour-blind; and to Guam, where he investigates a puzzling paralysis endemic there for a century. Along the way, he re-encounters the beautiful, primitive island cycad trees - and these become the starting point for a meditation on time and evolution, disease and adaptation, and islands both real and metaphorical in The Island of the Colour-Blind.


Author : John H. White
Robert J. White
Publisher :
Release : 1998
Page : 115
Category : Transportation
ISBN 13 :
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John and Robert White tell the story of The Island Queen in evocative detail. More than sixty photographs and illustrations bring back the placid days when the Island Queen paced up and down the river at her ease, a symbol of summer pleasures still vivid in the memory of many Ohioans.


Author : Kathleen Wilson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-06-03
Page : 304
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 113620864X
Description :


Rooted in a period of vigorous exploration and colonialism, The Island Race: Englishness, empire and gender in the eighteenth century is an innovative study of the issues of nation, gender and identity. Wilson bases her analysis on a wide range of case studies drawn both from Britain and across the Atlantic and Pacific worlds. Creating a colourful and original colonial landscape, she considers topics such as: * sodomy * theatre * masculinity * the symbolism of Britannia * the role of women in war. Wilson shows the far-reaching implications that colonial power and expansion had upon the English people's sense of self, and argues that the vaunted singularity of English culture was in fact constituted by the bodies, practices and exchanges of peoples across the globe. Theoretically rigorous and highly readable, The Island Race will become a seminal text for understanding the pressing issues that it confronts.


Author : Libby Page
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2021-06-24
Page : 480
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1409188299
Description :


'A perfect, warm escape from these cold, dark times' Kate Eberlen 'Bursting with hope and heart' Cathy Bramley 'Wonderfully engaging . . . beautifully drawn' Mike Gayle 'Radiates warmth, happiness and hope' Veronica Henry ----- Lorna's world is small but safe. She loves her daughter, and the two of them is all that matters. But after nearly twenty years, she and Ella are suddenly leaving London for the Isle of Kip, the tiny remote Scottish island where Lorna grew up. Alice's world is tiny but full. She loves the community on Kip, her yoga classes drawing women across the tiny island together. Now Lorna's arrival might help their family finally mend itself - even if forgiveness means returning to the past... So with two decades, hundreds of miles and a lifetime's worth of secrets between Lorna and the island, can coming home mean starting again? ----- Join the community of readers who love Libby's bright, moving storytelling: 'A wonderfully evocative and enveloping novel about the joys and comforts of community and friendship and a perfect, warm escape from these cold, dark times' Kate Eberlen 'A tender, life-affirming story bursting with hope and heart' Cathy Bramley 'A tender tale about stepping out of the shadows of the past and navigating the route to a brighter future....this book not only takes the reader on a journey, but reminds us of the importance of finding our way back home' Mike Gayle 'The Island Home radiates warmth, happiness and hope. Libby is a truly gifted writer who weaves magic with her every word. Every page is a delight - gentle, comforting, reassuring and utterly charming' Veronica Henry 'A joy-filled love letter to the power of community and connection, and a sensitive commentary on loneliness and forgiveness too, all of which is conveyed with huge warmth and affection' Celia Reynolds 'A tender, heartfelt story, The Island Home explores every aspect of love and shows us it's never too late to fix what's broken. I left my heart with Lorna and Alice on the Isle of Kip' Lindsey Kelk 'A gorgeous, heart-lifting story of families and the secrets that bind us, with a setting that you can lose yourself in' Rachael Lucas


Author : Victoria Hislop
Publisher : Headline
Release : 2008-02-10
Page : 300
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0755352440
Description :


'A moving and absorbing holiday read that pulls at the heartstrings' Evening Standard The acclaimed million-copy number one bestseller and winner of Richard & Judy's Summer Read 2006. Victoria Hislop tells a dramatic tale of four generations, 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... Praise for The Island. . . 'A vivid, moving and absorbing tale' Observer 'Victoria Hislop . . . brings dignity and tenderness to her novel about lives blighted by leprosy' Telegraph 'Wonderful descriptions, strong characters and an intimate portrait of island existence' Woman & Home 'War, tragedy and passion unfurl against a Mediterranean backdrop in this engrossing debut novel' You magazine 'Hislop's deep research, imagination and patent love of Crete creates a convincing portrait of times on the island' Evening Standard 'A page-turning tale that reminds us that love and life continue in even the most extraordinary of circumstances' Sunday Express 'A beautiful tale of enduring love and unthinking prejudice' Express