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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, Book Worth, Anne Weisgarb, Galveston Texas, Dayton Ohio, Historical Fiction, Galveston Islands, Wainwright Flee
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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. An engaging, thought-provoking novel about belonging and families.
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.