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Author: Joanne Harris
The island, called Le Devin, is shaped somewhat like a sleeping woman. At her head is the village of Les Salants, while the more prosperous village of La Houssinière lies at her feet. You could walk between the towns in an hour, but they could not feel further apart, for between them lie years of animosity. — The townspeople of Les Salants...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060198121
ISBN-10: 0060198125
Publication Date: 9/1/2002
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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1PilatesMom avatar reviewed Coastliners on
Helpful Score: 3
This book was given to me by my Mother-in-law and I throughly enjoyed it. The plot is a wonderful drama set on a tiny island off the coast of France. The daughter comes home to try to work out her relationship with her silent boatbuilder father. The other parallel stories of the tension between the Houssins at the South end of the island (with the tourist attracting beach) and the poor fishing villages of the Salannais to the North. Add in a love interest and a well written plot and this is a good drama. 4 stars.
Tata avatar reviewed Coastliners on + 135 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is a great book. It takes place on a small island in France. I have read all of Joanne Harris' books and this one is a great read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book! By the author of Chocolat, another great story about reconciliation and saving a dying town. full of plot twists, wonderful characters and romance.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of the few books where I didn't figure out the plot twist until it was explained.
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Helpful Score: 1
Joanne Harris knows well how to tell a charming story. After losing her mother, a prodigal daughter returns to the tiny French island of her father. She tries to repair their relationship but discovers the island is in a sad state of decline. Follow her story as she fights to save it alongside a mysterious stranger. Plenty of family secrets are revealed along the way.
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Another great book by Joanne Harris. Cosatliners will take the reader into the depth of the island's people and their lives. One left as a child, to return to look & search for answers to her past. She was determined to keep looking until she found answers. Some were surprising. Perhaps more that than she thought she would find. A great book with many characters that will take the reader through a range of emotions: mystery, love, disappointment, questioning, and more.
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Very well written. The story flowed wonderfully from beginning to end.


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