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These Granite Islands
These Granite Islands
Author: Sarah Stonich
ISBN-13: 9780316815833
ISBN-10: 0316815837
Publication Date: 3/2001
Pages: 310
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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One of Boarnes and Nobles "Discover Great New Writers", Stonich's debut book is definitely worth reading. A woman recounts a life hidden from her family as she reveals her losses and loves from her youth. Great literary style and intriguing plot.
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I enjoyed this book very much. It is well written, interesting, moving and has a thought-provoking take on friendship and marriage, life choices and their consequences. People looking for a book full of action and adventure won't find that here; it is a quieter study of life in Minnesota in the early to mid 20th century. The characters are a milliner; her tailor husband; an engineer and his restless wife; the miners whose livelihood is threatened by changing times; and the large lake next to the town in which they live. I highly recommend this book.
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On her deathbed, Isobel - hat maker, wife, and mother - recalls the haunting and fateful summer of 1936 when her world was transformed. After her husband Victor takes their sons away for the summer to a remote island, Isobel meets Cathryn, a woman who will forever change the way she looks at life. An intimate story of friendship, a portrait of marriage, and a glimpse into the depths of loss, the events of this summer become the prism that refracts the essence of Isobel's life. This is a gorgeous debut, a true literary page-turner.
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A woman who,on her deathbed,recalls the haunting and fatful summer of 1936, a summer that forever changed her life.