The Island (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 480 pages
15 Reviews

The Petrakis family lives in the small Greek seaside village of Plaka. Just off the coast is the tiny island of Spinalonga, where the nation's leper colony once was located—a place that has haunted four generations of Petrakis women. There's Eleni, ripped from her husband and two young daughters and sent to Spinalonga in 1939, and her daughters Maria, finding joy in the everyday as she dutifully cares for her father, and Anna, a wild child hungry for passion and a life anywhere but Plaka. And finally there's Alexis, Eleni's great-granddaughter, visiting modern-day Greece to unlock her family's past.

A richly enchanting novel of lives and loves unfolding against the backdrop of the Mediterranean during World War II, The Island is an enthralling story of dreams and desires, of secrets desperately hidden, and of leprosy's touch on an unforgettable family.

  

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User Review  - Philip Lane - Goodreads

I am afraid I really didn't get along with this book at all. It is fairly easy to read and has some interesting subject matter but I feel it takes a scatter gun approach, putting in a little bit of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ayaka - 読書メーター

one of the greatest books I read over from time to time.such a calm and beautiful story of a Cretan family. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
39
Section 4
57
Section 5
66
Section 6
84
Section 7
112
Section 8
131
Section 16
271
Section 17
285
Section 18
292
Section 19
314
Section 20
334
Section 21
352
Section 22
377
Section 23
393

Section 9
143
Section 10
168
Section 11
185
Section 12
197
Section 13
219
Section 14
232
Section 15
251
Section 24
414
Section 25
427
Section 26
451
Section 27
455
Section 28
470
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About the author (2009)

Victoria Hislop is the internationally bestselling author of The Island and The Return. She writes travel features for the Sunday Telegraph, the Mail on Sunday, House & Garden, and Woman & Home. She divides her time among rural Kent, London, and Crete. She is married and has two children.

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