Phoenix Island Author:Charlotte Paul It was the most fearful of global disasters-a tidal wave, such as Earth had never known...And on a small island in the North Pacific, a group of highly civilized men and women found all vestiges of civilization swept from them-as death rushed toward them, plunging them into a primitive battle for survival that both stripped naked their most elem... more »ental passions of lush and greed and revealed their inmost resources of courage and human endurance...A powerful novel ablaze with the savage fury of nature-with the lust, greed and primal passions of survival.« less
This is one of the best books I have read in many years. A story of elite people who are caught on an island when a monumental tsunami hits the island wiping out all traces of the civilization they had known. The author starts out explaining just how tsunamis are formed, which was fascinating. The story continues on how these people have to start all over again learning how to survive and rebuilding their lives as a community and family. It wasn't easy but they perservered. Just a great read and extremely informative as well. I loved this book.