Super story, with interesting characters. Caught my eye because of title then jacket teaser. I have suggested it to many different readers and they all agree it is a great piece of fiction. Different setting--time and place: made me look up some info!! You won't be disappointed--contains love story, environmental theme, history, self help--a little bit of everything. Choose it, enjoy it, and share it.
Rosie, a disillusioned doctor, inherits a shack on the northern tip of New Zealand's Great Barrier Island and decides it's time to begin anew. She meets 2 neighbors who are fearful of her disrupting their calm, ordinary lives. And they're right!
When a big Japanese trawler threatens to destory their food supply and environment, they pull together to save their homes.
Extraordinary novel of survival and love reminiscent of another classic: "The African Queen".
Unusual plot about a woman doctor who is disillusioned with professional life and inherits a shack on New Zealand's Great Barrier Island. She decides to settle down there, but makes various changes in the place of the sort a woman would. Two anti-social men with plenty of problems of their own already live there and resent her arrival, feeling she has ruined the solitary way of life they have each established. Gradually, the three work things out and become closer. This is funny in places and also, in part, a strange love story. There is a sub-plot about the depredations wreaked on the fish supply by a big Japanese trawler and what the three do to try to save their island.
Set on New Zealand's Great Barrier Island, this is the story of a woman who inhereits a house in a remote part of the island - she decides to give up her job as a doctor and "go back to nature". It's about survival and building relationships and how the addition of one person can turn one's world upside down!
A woman inherits a New Zealand's Great Barrier Island and shakes up the lives of two men who live there in self-imposed exile. I liked the extra background information on the sea, commercial fishing, the Burma railway, and the life of a P.O.W. of the Japanese.