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|Author||: Ragnar Jonasson|
|Editor||: Minotaur Books|
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||: Robert Louis Stevenson|
|Editor||: Sterling Publishing Company|
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||: Aldous Huxley|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
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|
|Editor||: Coach House Books|
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||: Gordon Korman|
Having survived for so long on the deserted island, Luke, Charla, Will, Lysa, J.J., and Ian realize that their enemies are closer than they had expected and soon discover that they will have only one chance at an escape. Original.
|Author||: Lucy Maud Montgomery|
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||: Gordon Korman|
|Editor||: Scholastic Inc.|
An action-packed survival suspense from bestselling and award-winning author Gordon Korman. Six kids. One shipwreck. One desert island. They didn't want to be on the boat in the first place. They were sent there as punishment, or as a character-building experience. Now the adults are gone, and the quest for survival has begun.
|Author||: Max Brooks|
|Editor||: Del Rey Books|
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||: Linda Hughes|
Think you know your heritage? Think again. Dark secrets lurk below the surface of every family tree, as the Sullivan clan discovers in this story about living in the aftermath of generations of deceit. When Red Cross nurse Harriet escapes the trauma of World War II and sequesters herself in her grandfather's cottage on Mackinac Island, she has no inkling about her heritage. But as one shocking clue after another surfaces - disclosing lies, corruption, madness, and murder - she realizes her family isn't what, or who, it seems. She's not the first to hold unspeakable secrets in her soul. Unearthing deceptions from the past gives Harriet the strength to face her fears and her future. Others before her survived their horrific travails, showing that she can, too. Harriet and her loved ones emerge above the fray of their entangled roots, enlightening their lives as never before. Secrets of the Island, the second book in the Secrets trilogy, is a tale of romantic suspense that begs the question: what secrets are buried within your family tree?
|Author||: John Edgar Wideman|
|Editor||: National Geographic Society|
A richly textured portrait of the Caribbean island of Martinique by the award-winning author of Philadelphia Fire captures a world of lush natural beauty, African and Creole cultural influences, a legacy of slavery and colonialism, and an active volcano.
|Author||: William Golding|
|Editor||: Faber & Faber|
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||: Molly Aitken|
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||: Gordon Korman|
|Editor||: Scholastic Inc.|
Finding their way to a deserted island after their ship sinks, Luke, Ian, JJ, Sharla, Will, and Lyssa struggle to survive and soon discover that they are not alone on the island. Original.
|Author||: Armin Greder|
|Editor||: Allen & Unwin|
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||: Mary J. MacLeod|
Disillusioned with the way of life in the south of England in the early 1970s, Nurse Cameron moves to a small, remote and beautiful island in the Hebrides with her husband and two young children, where she becomes the district nurse. In Peat, Smoke and Porridge, we are introduced to the crofters, the laird, the doctor, boatmen and members of the small community as the nurse goes about her duties. Joy and sadness, hilarity and piety are set against the old fashioned island culture, the glory of the mountains and sea, and the wild weather, while jolly ceilidhs and humorous events rub shoulders with real danger, adventure and tragedy, as the nurse attends to her patients and gets to know the islanders and their sometimes bizarre ways. A young girl suffering from leukaemia is carried through the snow by the village men to be airlifted to hospital; a woman, who had been held prisoner in a farmhouse for years, is discvered and rescued. Elsewhere in the book, there is a ghostly encounter, the exploits of the nurse's children cause concern and a family dog wanders into a wedding and causes an uproar. Peat, Smoke and Porridge is a charming account of a nurse's life and work on a remote Hebridean island provides a fascinating snapshot of community life on a small island in a bygone era.
|Author||: John Joseph Stockdale|
|Author||: Anne Cholawo|
|Editor||: Birlinn Publishers|
Anne Cholawo was a typical 80s career girl working in a busy London advertising agency, when in 1989, holidaying in Skye, she noticed an advert for a property on the Isle of Soay - 'Access by courtesy of fishing boat'. She had never heard of Soay before, let alone visited it, but something inexplicable drew her there.
|Author||: Susan Hughes|
|Editor||: Kids Can Press Ltd|
"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.  of cover.