Marrow Island

Marrow Island

Book - 2016
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Lucie Bowen left the islands twenty years ago, when the May Day Quake set loose catastrophic waves along the west coast, from Alaska to California, shattering thousands of lives. Her father disappeared in an explosion at the Marrow Island oil refinery, destroying the island's ecosystem and sending Lucie and her mother to the mainland to start anew. Now Marrow Island is no longer uninhabitable. A mysterious Colony has conjured life again from Marrow's soil. But this rebirth seems to have come at great cost to the colonists themselves. As a journalist, what price will Lucie pay for the truth?
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780544373419
Characteristics: xi, 244 pages ; 22 cm


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Once upon a time, on an island not so far away, the big quake we are all ominously awaiting strikes and devastates this tiny island. The oil refinery burns up, taking the life of Lucie's father. Efforts to quench the fire leave the soil so contaminated all residents must flee. Twenty years later Lucie's dearest friend writes to tell her all is well on the island now, cured by determined colonists who have miraculously reclaimed the earth there. And so Lucie, now an inquisitive journalist and rather darkly free spirit, returns.

Kris--Point Roberts

Aug 09, 2016

Such a good book, particularly is you live in the NW. It will really get you thinking about "the big one" in terms of earthquakes while you drift through an intense story about alternative ways to live.

Jul 15, 2016

This book has an environmental theme which runs quietly in the background as opposed to being the focus of the book. It is a fairly engaging story with a bit of a mystery element. You will either love or hate the ending which is ambiguous but leaves lots of room for thought. Overall it was a good read for me.


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