Island Home

Author: Anny Scoones

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 1771512598

Category: Humor

Page: 240

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A collection of humorous essays about Vancouver Island’s unique quirks, from the south end to the north from beloved storyteller, Anny Scoones. Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands have a reputation for their ineffable charisma, laid-back pace, and distinct grooviness. As Anny Scoones travels the length of our beloved Vancouver Island, and visits the little coastal and inland towns and iconic places, she shares her observations, musing on its fascinating and layered history. Whether it’s an account of the chainsaw carving festival in Campbell River, a take on the giant gnome just north of Nanoose Bay, or a description of folks met at the Foggy Mountain Fall Fair in Cumberland, this book takes us to extraordinary locations and introduces us to the people who make this part of the world so compelling. Observe, pause, ponder, and have what Anny likes to call “a little think” on the various characteristics and personalities of these areas. Whether you’re a Lycra-clad cyclist climbing the hills of Mayne Island, a slow food enthusiast besotted with “sexy” apples on Salt Spring Island, or someone dreaming about Vancouver Island as a potential destination, these essays and illustrations will connect you with people and places that seem curiously familiar.

Island Home

Author: Tim Winton

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

ISBN: 1571319581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7487


A wild, rhapsodic celebration of Australia and its landscape, from one of its finest writers

My Island Home

Author: John Singe

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702233050

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 211

View: 8091


John Singe first arrived at Thursday Island in 1970. Peopled by many wild and wonderful characters, this tropical paradise proved to be no place for the faint-hearted. As a diver, John Singe survived shark attack and frequently faced the Strait’s unpredictable moods when sailing the waters from Cape York to Papua New Guinea. Hunting and fishing expeditions also provided him with an unexpected education.As well as charting one man’s Indiana Jones-like adventures, this entertaining book voyages across contemporary Islander cultures and lifestyles. Much more than a travel saga, My Island Home traces the rewarding journey of its author who continues to be drawn irresistibly to the gregarious people and unlimited horizons of Torres Strait.

My Island Home

Author: Penelope Ann Smith-Carter Dichiera

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1796004359

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 6078


The story is about leaving England in 1965 and immigrating to Australia. It is a visual journey of my experiences and memories living in an environment that was adaptable but different and strange to me. It was so different from the world we live in now. The story also is accompanied by poetry and illustrations by the author.

Pine Island Home

Author: Polly Horvath

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: 0823448835

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9432


Four sisters search for true family in this story of resilience by a Newbery Honor author. When the McCready sisters' parents are washed away in a tsunami, their Great Aunt Martha volunteers to have them live with her on her farm in British Columbia. But while they are traveling there, Martha dies unexpectedly, forcing Fiona, the eldest, to come up with a scheme to keep social services from separating the girls - a scheme that will only work if no one knows they are living on their own. Fiona approaches their grouchy and indifferent neighbor Al and asks if he will pretend to be their live-in legal guardian should papers need to be signed or if anyone comes snooping around. He reluctantly agrees, under the condition that they bring him dinner every night. As weeks pass, Fiona takes on more and more adult responsibilities, while each of the younger girls finds their own special role in their atypical family - But even if things seem to be falling into place, Fiona is sure it's only a matter of time before they are caught. Written in Polly Horvath's inimitable style, gentle humor and tough obstacles are woven throughout this story about the bonds of sisterhood and what makes a family. A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

The Island Home

Author: Libby Page

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409188299

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 3780


'A perfect, warm escape from these cold, dark times' Kate Eberlen 'Bursting with hope and heart' Cathy Bramley 'Wonderfully engaging . . . beautifully drawn' Mike Gayle 'Radiates warmth, happiness and hope' Veronica Henry ----- Lorna's world is small but safe. She loves her daughter, and the two of them is all that matters. But after nearly twenty years, she and Ella are suddenly leaving London for the Isle of Kip, the tiny remote Scottish island where Lorna grew up. Alice's world is tiny but full. She loves the community on Kip, her yoga classes drawing women across the tiny island together. Now Lorna's arrival might help their family finally mend itself - even if forgiveness means returning to the past... So with two decades, hundreds of miles and a lifetime's worth of secrets between Lorna and the island, can coming home mean starting again? ----- Join the community of readers who love Libby's bright, moving storytelling: 'A wonderfully evocative and enveloping novel about the joys and comforts of community and friendship and a perfect, warm escape from these cold, dark times' Kate Eberlen 'A tender, life-affirming story bursting with hope and heart' Cathy Bramley 'A tender tale about stepping out of the shadows of the past and navigating the route to a brighter future....this book not only takes the reader on a journey, but reminds us of the importance of finding our way back home' Mike Gayle 'The Island Home radiates warmth, happiness and hope. Libby is a truly gifted writer who weaves magic with her every word. Every page is a delight - gentle, comforting, reassuring and utterly charming' Veronica Henry 'A joy-filled love letter to the power of community and connection, and a sensitive commentary on loneliness and forgiveness too, all of which is conveyed with huge warmth and affection' Celia Reynolds 'A tender, heartfelt story, The Island Home explores every aspect of love and shows us it's never too late to fix what's broken. I left my heart with Lorna and Alice on the Isle of Kip' Lindsey Kelk 'A gorgeous, heart-lifting story of families and the secrets that bind us, with a setting that you can lose yourself in' Rachael Lucas

Island

Author: Libby Page

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 9781409188278

Category:

Page: 384

View: 1273


A tender and uplifting story from the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE LIDO about friendship, community and finding where you truly belong.-----Lorna's world is small but safe. She loves her daughter, and the two of them is all that matters. But after nearly twenty years, she and Ella are suddenly leaving London for the Isle of Kip, the tiny remote Scottish island where Lorna grew up. Alice's world is tiny but full.She loves the community on Kip, her yoga classes drawing women across the tiny island together. Now Lorna's arrival might help their family finally mend itself - even if forgiveness means returning to the past...So with two decades, hundreds of miles and a lifetime's worth of secrets between Lorna and the island, can coming home mean starting again? -----Join the community of readers who love Libby's bright, moving storytelling:'A testament to kindness and friendship' Sarah Winman'This charming novel is full of heart' Lucy Diamond'I loved THE LIDO so much my heart broke a little turning the last page' Clare Mackintosh'Such a kind and lovely novel, THE LIDO has a heart that shines from every page' A J Pearce'Moving and beautifully crafted' Mike Gayle

Hours at Home

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theology

Page: N.A

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Island Home

Author: Elaine Pace

Publisher: 1st World Library

ISBN: 9781421898537

Category: History

Page: 140

View: 3429


A heartfelt journey of discovery -- the author unravels the mystery of the kinds of people who move to an island and plan to spend the rest of their lives there. Interviewed are fishermen, artists, musicians, farmers, conservationists, ministers, and many others -- all "wash-ashores" -- those who were not born on the Martha's Vineyard but who washed ashore for one reason or another. What are those reasons? Read this book to find out.