Islands of Refuge Book
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Islands of Refuge


  • Author : Jeff Muñoz
  • Publisher : BalboaPress
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452552156

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Islands of Refuge Excerpt :

"Islands of Refuge is the stuff of legends. A confused teenager in big trouble over drugs, wanted by the FBI, goes on the lam and has just landed on Hawaii's Big Island when a car driven by an old man pulls over and offers him a ride. Daddy Bray, Hawaii's last great kahuna, tells Jeff that he has been waiting years for him to arrive. Over the next quarter century, [Munoz] remakes himself into a new kind of man..." Jeffrey Paine, author of Father India and Re-enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West; vice president of the National Book Critics Circle and Judge of the Pulizter Prize.

Island of Refuge Book
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Island of Refuge


  • Author : Linda Hall
  • Publisher : Multnomah Books
  • Release Date : 2010-06-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0307874850

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Island of Refuge Excerpt :

On a morning in late summer Peter Glass arrives on the island, tired, sick and fleeing for his life. He meets Naomi, Zoe, and Jo. In a matter of only a few hours he develops a special friendship with Jo. When Jo is found murdered the following day, Peter is devastated. Into this mix Philip returns with promises to Naomi and Zoe that he will stay with them this time. Even though she has heard all of this before, she still hopes. As the police begin their rather extensive investigation, two states over Margot begins her own investigation of Jo, her former houseguest. What she discovers shatters her to her very core and intertwines the lives of the island dwellers as they seek to make peace with themselves, their lives, and God. Eventually he would find a place where ghosts didn't batter his nights... Peter Glass arrives one summer morning on a small island off the coast of Maine — tired, sick, and fleeing for his life. He finds refuge in an abandoned church and soon develops a special friendship with a young woman named Jo. But Peter's safe haven is shattered by tragedy when Jo is found murdered. Amidst the turmoil of suspicion, shock, and grief, Peter comes face-to-face with a host of the island's quirky inhabitants — the woman who waits for her rarely seen husband, the boatbuilder who still mourns for his dead wife the former pastor who lives in the church, and the elderly woman who is confidant to the island dwellers. Then Margot Douglas, proprietor of a Vermont fabric shop, begins her own investigation of the murder of Jo, her former housegueast. What Margot discovers shatters her to the core as she and the island's inhabitants seek to make peace with themsleves, their pasts, and God. From the Trade Paperback edition.

An Island Refuge Book

An Island Refuge


  • Author : Orlo Jones
  • Publisher : Charlottetown, P.E.I. : Abegweit Branch of the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Prince Edward Island
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89062928270

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Island of Saint John is now Prince Edward Island.

Island Refuge Book

Island Refuge


  • Author : A.J. Sherman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134981892

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The acrimonious debate over British policy towards refugees from the Nazi régime has scarcely died down even now, some 60 years later. Bitter charges of indifference and lack of feeling are still levelled at politicians and civil servants, and the assertion is made that Great Britain's record on refugee matters is shabby and unworthy of its liberal traditions. Island Refuge is the definitive account of a largely unexplored and still highly controversial episode in twentieth-century history. This reprinted edition contains a new preface discussing historiographical developments since the first edition.

Island Refuge Book

Island Refuge


  • Author : A. J. Sherman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-01-08
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520306554

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The acrimonious debate over the British policy toward refugees from the Nazi regime has scarcely died down even now, some forty years later. bitter charges of indifference and lack of feeling are still leveled at politicians and civil servants, and the assertion made that Great Britain's record on refugee matters is shabby and unworthy of her liberal traditions. It has now become possible to investigate the truth of these charges and to analyse the reaction tin Britain to refugees from the Third Reich throughout the eventful years preceding the outbreak of war. Based on Government and private papers only recently released for public scrutiny, this book is the first authoritative study of the British response to a refugee crisis which posed many highly emotional and contentious issues in both domestic and foreign policy, and proved na acute irritant in Anglo-American relations. There were no simple answers, no obvious or rapid solutions in a world which frequently seemed to have no room for refugees and but scant sympathy for their plight. Harassed by conflicting pressures form home and abroad, all too aware that greater generosity to refugees from Nazism might well inspire imitative mass expulsions from Eastern Europe, Whitehall officials struggled to maintain an older British tradition of political asylm while still avoiding, at a time of massive unemployment, a sudden large-scale influx of aliens. Initial caution, insensitivity and confusion gave way after the Anschluss to a greater awareness of the critical need, and ultimately to a large-scale modification, under the sheer pressure of refugee numbers, of polices which had virtually hardened into constitutional doctrine. Britain's record concerning refugees from the Third Reich was a mixed one. Far less welcoming at first than a number of countries, but ultimately more generous than many, including the United States, Britain did grant asylum to a significantly large number of refugees in the crowded months before

My Wounded Island Book
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My Wounded Island


  • Author : Jacques Pasquet
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459815674

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There's an invisible creature in the waves around Sarichef. It is altering the lives of the Iñupiat people who call the island home. A young girl and her family are forced to move to the center of the island for refuge from the rising sea level. Soon the entire village will have to relocate to the mainland. Heartbroken, the young girl and her grandfather worry: what else will be lost when they are forced to abandon their homes and their community? Addressing the topic of climate refugees, My Wounded Island is based on the challenges faced by the Iñupiat people who live on the small islands north of the Bering Strait near the Arctic Circle.

Island Refuge Book

Island Refuge


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1895
  • Genre: Electronic book
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Pitcairn Island Book

Pitcairn Island


  • Author : Maurice Allward
  • Publisher : Tempus Publishing, Limited
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 0752417460

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Pitcairn Island Excerpt :

A pictorial history of Pitcairn Island one of the most remote islands in the world telling the story of the Island's discovery, the Mutiny on the Bounty (filmed five times) and the settlement of the island by mutineers and their subsequent settlement of Norfolk Island which ultimately became the most infamous penal settlement of all time.

The Duke s Refuge Book

The Duke s Refuge


  • Author : Lorri Dudley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 194226514X

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When love comes in a tempest, who knew it would wear pink? Georgia Lennox has traded in her boyish ways for pink gowns and a coy smile to capture the eye of the Earl of Claremont. However, on the day she's convinced the earl will propose, Georgia is shipped off to the Leeward Islands to care for her ailing father. But when she arrives on Nevis, the last thing she expects is to learn that her abrupt departure was not at her father's bidding but that of the infuriating, yet captivating, island schoolmaster. And now her plans may well be shipwrecked. Harrison Wells is haunted by the memories of his deceased wife and hunted by the subsequent women who aspire to be the next Duchess of Linton. Desiring anonymity, he finds sanctuary in the Leeward island of Nevis. He's willing to sacrifice his ducal title for a schoolmaster's life and the solace the island provides. That is until unrest finds its way to Nevis in a storm of pink chiffon--Miss Georgia Lennox. As Georgia and Harrison's aspirations break apart like a ship cast upon the rocks, a new love surfaces, but secrets and circumstances drag them into rough waters. Can they surrender their hearts to a love that defies their expectations?

The island of refuge Book

The island of refuge


  • Author : Mabel MacKness
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1899
  • Genre: Islands
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:13854970

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Escape from Vichy Book

Escape from Vichy


  • Author : Eric T. Jennings
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674983380

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Early in World War II, thousands of refugees traveled from France to Vichy-controlled Martinique, en route to safer shores in North, Central, and South America. While awaiting transfer, the exiles formed influential ties--with one another and with local black dissidents. As Eric T. Jennings shows, what began as expulsion became a kind of rescue.

The Island of Missing Trees Book
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The Island of Missing Trees


  • Author : Elif Shafak
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635578607

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A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK "A wise novel of love and grief, roots and branches, displacement and home, faith and belief. Balm for our bruised times." -David Mitchell, author of Utopia Avenue A rich, magical new novel on belonging and identity, love and trauma, nature and renewal, from the Booker-shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World. Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands of garlic, chili peppers and creeping honeysuckle, Kostas and Defne grow in their forbidden love for each other. A fig tree stretches through a cavity in the roof, and this tree bears witness to their hushed, happy meetings and eventually, to their silent, surreptitious departures. The tree is there when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, and when the teenagers vanish. Decades later, Kostas returns. He is a botanist looking for native species, but really, he's searching for lost love. Years later a Ficus carica grows in the back garden of a house in London where Ada Kazantzakis lives. This tree is her only connection to an island she has never visited--- her only connection to her family's troubled history and her complex identity as she seeks to untangle years of secrets to find her place in the world. A moving, beautifully written, and delicately constructed story of love, division, transcendence, history, and eco-consciousness, The Island of Missing Trees is Elif Shafak's best work yet.

The Last Refuge Book
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The Last Refuge


  • Author : Craig Robertson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-05-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471127762

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RANDOM AND MURDERABILIA - John Callum is fleeing his past, but has run straight into danger. When John Callum arrives on the wild and desolate Faroe Islands, he vows to sever all ties with his previous life. He desperately wants to make a new start, and is surprised by how quickly he is welcomed into the close-knit community. But still, the terrifying, debilitating nightmares just won't stop. Then the solitude is shattered by an almost unheard of crime on the islands: murder. A specialist team of detectives arrives from Denmark to help the local police, who seem completely ill-equipped for an investigation of this scale. But as tensions rise, and the community closes rank to protect its own, John has to watch his back. But far more disquieting than that, John's nightmares have taken an even more disturbing turn, and he can't be certain about the one thing he needs to know above all else. Whether he is the killer … Brilliant crime fiction for fans of Stuart MacBride and Ian Rankin, Craig Robertson's debut thriller Random was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger. Praise for Craig Robertson: 'Robertson is doing for Glasgow what Rankin did for Edinburgh' Mirror 'I can't recommend this book highly enough' MARTINA COLE 'Brace yourself to be horrified and hooked' EVA DOLAN 'Fantastic characterisation, great plotting, page-turning and gripping. The best kind of intelligent and moving crime fiction writing' LUCA VESTE 'Really enjoyed Murderabilia - disturbing, inventive, and powerfully and stylishly written. Recommended' STEVE MOSBY 'A great murder mystery witha brilliantly realised setting and deftly painted characters' JAMES OSWALD 'Takes a spine-tingling setting and an original storyline and adds something more' Scottish Daily Record 'A perfectly constrcuted police procedural with real psychological depth' Crimefictionlover