Nation (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Oct 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 384 pages
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When a giant wave destroys his village, Mau is the only one left. Daphne—a traveler from the other side of the globe—is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Separated by language and customs, the two are united by catastrophe. Slowly, they are joined by other refugees. And as they struggle to protect the small band, Mau and Daphne defy ancestral spirits, challenge death himself, and uncover a long-hidden secret that literally turns the world upside down.

  

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Good beginning, good ending. - Goodreads
Not your typical love story - Goodreads
I loved the writing! - Goodreads
Story was interesting, storytelling was kind of blah. - Goodreads
The premise of the book isn't attractive to me. - Goodreads
What a great introduction to Terry Pratchett. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Daniel (Attack of the Books!) Burton - Goodreads

I've never made a secret about my love of Terry Pratchett's writing. In the lottery of picking a good book, choosing one with Pratchett's name on the cover dramatically increases the odds of winning ... Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

Don't let the cartoonish book cover fool you, as it did me--this is a lovely story about two young people from totally different societies, in the nineteenth century. Mau is a boy who has lived on a ... Read full review

Contents

How Imo Made the World
1
The Plague
3
The New World
25
Calenture
52
Bargains Covenants and Promises
75
The Milk That Happens
108
A Star Is Born
129
Diving for Gods
165
Believing Is Seeing
231
Crimes and Punishments
248
Cannon and Politics
277
Truce
298
Duel
312
The World Turned Upside Down
322
Today
359
AUTHORS NOTE
369

It Takes a Lifetime to Learn How to Die
187
Rolling the Stone
206

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About the author (2009)

Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. His acclaimed novels are bestsellers in the United States and the United Kingdom, and have sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. In January 2009, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Pratchett a Knight Bachelor in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry lives in England.

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