Karen's been everything from a school
librarian to a commercial oyster person to Christmas pageant wrangler.
If you've lived on the Island more than 30 years, she probably knows
when your kids graduated high school and if you've shopped here in the
past 4 years, she's probably given you your favorite book. Her least
favorite part of bookselling? The dusting.
Yun Ling Teoh, the lone survivor of a Japanese prison camp in wartime Malaya, discovers Aritomo, an exiled Japanese gardener. When she tries to convince him to build a garden in memory of her sister, who died in the camp, he refuses her request, but takes her on as an apprentice in his own garden. Who is this man and why has he been exiled?
When Julia's father, a New York lawyer, disappears one morning, she finally traces him back to his native Burma. She learns about his incredible past and his passionate love for a local girl.
Wallace joins an expedition into the Amazon rainforest to help assess the well being of a tribe that has never encountered the outside civilization. This is a true story of adventure, passion and desperation.