Island Justice: A Novel

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HarperCollins Publishers, Mar 4, 1999 - Fiction - 356 pages
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Inheriting a Victorian house on a small New England island, Maggie Hammond finds herself drawn ever deeper into the odd world of the island's winter community as she is attracted to a local naturalist, a body washes up on her beach, and the erosive impact of secrecy threatens to divide neighbors

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The interconnected lives and loves of a Maine island's summer and off-season people are explored with engaging warmth in a rather loose, baggy chronicle, from the author of numerous books for children ... Read full review

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User Review  - blueeyedgoover - LibraryThing

A fantastic book, with an absolutely dreadful ending...I was so enthralled and then it just ended. Nothing was brought to a close. If you are looking for a disappointment at the end this is the book for you. Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Author Elizabeth Winthrop grew up in Washington, D. C., and has written over 50 works of fiction for all ages. She has won numerous awards including the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the Pen Syndicated Fiction Award, the California Young Readers Medal and the Jane Addams Peace Prize Honor Book. Many of her children's books are based on her childhood memories and the experiences of her children and other children she has talked to. Her book Belinda's Hurricane is based on the time she lived through a hurricane with her grandmother on an island off the coast of Connecticut. I Think He Likes Me is based on her daughter's reaction to her younger brother when he was brought home from the hospital. Her most popular books are The Castle in the Attic and The Battle for the Castle.

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