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Book Title: Easter Island Easter Island Easter Island|
The author of the book: Jennifer Vanderbes
ISBN 13: 9780440334132
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.94 MB
Edition: Dial Press
Date of issue: June 27th 2003
Read full description of the books Easter Island Easter Island Easter Island:In this extraordinary fiction debut--rich with love and betrayal, history and intellectual passion--two remarkable narratives converge on Easter Island, one of the most remote places in theworld.
It is 1913. Elsa Pendleton travels from England to Easter Island with her husband, an anthropologist sent by the Royal Geographical Society to study the colossal moai statues, and her youngersister. What begins as familial duty for Elsa becomes a grand adventure; on Easter Island she discovers her true calling. But, out of contact with the outside world, she is unaware that World War I has been declared andthat a German naval squadron, fleeing the British across the South Pacific, is heading toward the island she now considers home.
Sixty years later, Dr. Greer Farraday, an American botanist, travels toEaster Island to research the island's ancient pollen, but more important, to put back the pieces of her life after the death of her husband.
A series of brilliant revelations brings to lifethe parallel quests of these two intrepid young women as they delve into the centuries-old mysteries of Easter Island. Slowly unearthing the island's haunting past, they are forced to confront turbulentdiscoveries about themselves and the people they love, changing their lives forever.
Easter Island is a tour de force of storytelling that will establish Jennifer Vanderbes as one of the most giftedwriters of her generation. "From the Hardcover edition."
Read information about the authorJennifer Vanderbes received her B.A. in English Literature from Yale and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her first novel, Easter Island, was named a "best book of 2003" by the Washington Post and Christian Science Monitor and was translated into 16 languages. Her second novel, Strangers at the Feast, was called "a thriller that also raises
large and haunting questions about the meaning of guilt, innocence, and justice" by O, The Oprah Magazine. Her third novel, The Secret of Raven Point, will be published by Scribner in 2014 -- "Part mystery, part coming-of-age tale, part World War II novel, Vanderbes’s…moving latest…is an empathetic, oblique take on the layers of damage done during war." (Kirkus Reviews)
She has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a New York Public Library Cullman Fellowship.
Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Granta.
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