The Promise by Ann Weisgarber. Pinner writes: "An excellent novel set in 1900 Galveston Island, Texas. The story is told using two strong voices. It is a story of overcoming scandal, the struggle of everyday life, love, and heartbreak. A great read!" Worth Reading, Catherine Wainwright, Anne Weisgarb, Books Worth, Galveston Texas, Dayton Ohio, Historical Fiction, Galveston Islands, Wainwright Flee
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. An engaging, thought-provoking novel about belonging and families.
On the Island!! I LOVE this book! I don't know how many times I've read it. :-)
A very cool, restrained book, this historical novel is set on St. Kilda, an island that is the furthest part of the British Isles. Beginning in 1830, the story follows Lizzie and her husband, missionary Rev. Neil MacKenzie, as they move from urban Scotland to the isolated, rocky, backwards island.
The Pearl Diver by Jeff Talarigo. Historical fiction. A nineteen year old Japanese pearl diver discovers she has leprosy. She knows that the shame attached to it is inescapable: rejection by her family and exile. No more than two months elapse before authorities send her off to a leprosarium on the island of Nagashima where she is instructed to forget her past, to strike her name from the family register, and ordered to choose a new name.