Easter Island

Easter Island

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The centuries-old mysteries and haunting past of Easter Island become catalysts for the parallel quests of two young women, separated by sixty years of history as they confront discoveries about themselves and the people they love.

Blackwell North Amer
It is 1913. Elsa Pendleton travels from England to Easter Island with her husband, an anthropologist sent by the Royal Geographical Society to study the colossal moai statues, and her younger sister. What begins as a familial duty for Elsa becomes a grand adventure; on Easter Island she discovers her true calling. But, out of contact with the outside world, she is unaware that World War I has been declared and that a German naval squadron, fleeing the British across the South Pacific, is heading to the island she now considers home.
Sixty years later, Dr. Greer Farraday, an American botanist, travels to Easter Island to research the island's ancient pollen, but more important, to put back the pieces of her life after the death of her husband.
A series of revelations brings to life the parallel quests of these two intrepid young women as they delve into the centuries-old mysteries of Easter Island. Slowly unearthing the island's haunting past, they are forced to confront turbulent discoveries about themselves and the people they love, changing their lives forever.

Baker
& Taylor

The centuries-old mysteries and haunting past of Easter Island become catalysts for the parallel quests of two young women, separated by sixty years of history--Elsa Pendleton, who travels to Easter Island with her anthropologist husband in 1913, and widowed American botanist Dr. Greer Faraday--as they confront discoveries about themselves and the people they love. A first novel.

Publisher: New York : Dial Press, c2003
ISBN: 9780385336734
038533673X
Branch Call Number: F VAN
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 24 cm

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jaycrossing
Jun 11, 2016

I love a book that combines well-researched facts with a fascinating story. The author writes with style, humor, and authority, at the same time dispensing all kinds of interesting facts and information about Easter Island and the moai.

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dbed
Jun 26, 2011

An excellent book. The stories of two women drawn to Easter Island 60 years apart are told in alternating chapters. The two stories come together in the last chapters. Beautifully written. It is historical fiction at its best. I highly recommend it.

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