The Other Side of the Island
Score: 3
From 22 Ratings

The Other Side of the Island


  • Author : Allegra Goodman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-05-14
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101057162


The Other Side of the Island Book Description :

A gripping and beautifully written dystopian page-turner from New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist ALLEGRA GOODMAN. In the eighteenth glorious year of Enclosure, long after The Flood, a young girl named Honor moves with her parents to Island 365 in the Tranquil Sea. Life on the tropical island is peaceful—there is no sadness and no visible violence in this world. Earth Mother and her Corporation have created New Weather. The sky is always blue and it almost never rains. Every family fits into its rightful, orderly, and predictable place… Except Honor’s. Her family does not follow the rules. They ignore curfew, sing songs, and do not pray to Earth Mother. Honor doesn’t fit in with the other children at the Old Colony School. Then she meets Helix, a boy with a big heart who slowly helps her uncover a terrible secret about the Island: Sooner or later, those who do not fit disappear, and they don’t ever come back. Honor knows her family could be next, and when the unthinkable happens, she must make the dangerous journey to the Other Side of the Island—before Earth Mother comes for her too…

The Island at the Center of the World
Score: 4
From 30 Ratings

The Island at the Center of the World


  • Author : Russell Shorto
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2005-04-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 1400096332


The Island at the Center of the World Book Description :

A gripping narrative of New Netherland–a story of global sweep centered on a wilderness called Manhattan–that transforms our understanding of early America. When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed: 12,000 pages of its records–recently declared a national treasure–are now being translated. Russell Shorto draws on this remarkable archive in The Island at the Center of the World, which has been hailed by The New York Times as “a book that will permanently alter the way we regard our collective past.” The Dutch colony pre-dated the “original” thirteen colonies, yet it seems strikingly familiar. Its capital was cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic, and its citizens valued free trade, individual rights, and religious freedom. Their champion was a progressive, young lawyer named Adriaen van der Donck, who emerges in these pages as a forgotten American patriot and whose political vision brought him into conflict with Peter Stuyvesant, the autocratic director of the Dutch colony. The struggle between these two strong-willed men laid the foundation for New York City and helped shape American culture. The Island at the Center of the World uncovers a lost world and offers a surprising new perspective on our own.

The Island

The Island


  • Author : Armin Greder
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin Academic
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: JUVENILE FICTION
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1741752663


The Island Book Description :

When a strange man washes ashore on an island, the inhabitants reluctantly take him in and grow to fear and hate his presence.

Island
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

Island


  • Author : Aldous Huxley
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443428583


Island Book Description :

While shipwrecked on the island of Pala, Will Farnaby, a disenchanted journalist, discovers a utopian society that has flourished for the past 120 years. Although he at first disregards the possibility of an ideal society, as Farnaby spends time with the people of Pala his ideas about humanity change. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Island

The Island


  • Author : Harriet Deacon
  • Publisher : New Africa Books
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Prisons
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 0864862997


The Island Book Description :

Robben Island is a low-lying outcrop of rock and sand guarding the entrance to South Africa's Table Bay. Although it is just a few kilometres long and a barely swimmable distance from Cape Town, it may well be the most significant historical site in South Africa today.

The Island of South Georgia

The Island of South Georgia


  • Author : Robert Headland
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release Date : 1992-05-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 0521424747


The Island of South Georgia Book Description :

This extensively illustrated book is the only comprehensive account of the island of South Georgia.

The Island of Marna

The Island of Marna


  • Author : Jamey Heit
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release Date : 2006-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781600341250


The Island of Marna Book Description :

Disappear in a world that will fascinate both kids and adults. Dr. Richard Osmer, a Princeton Seminary Professor, said, "I read this story and loved it." Order your copy today.