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Why The Island Is NOT Depressing But a Redemptive Read for Armchair Travelers

Love trumps leprosy

The island of Spinalonga, a former leper colony. Photo: By Ggia — Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7147761

Sometimes I find a book that was published years ago, and I wonder how I missed it. Such was the case with The Island, by Victoria Hislop, a novel published in 2006.

The unusual “hook” of The Island that lured me in

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Melissa Gouty

Melissa Gouty

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Writer, teacher, speaker, and observer of human nature. Content for HVAC & Plumbing Businesses. Author of The Magic of Ordinary. LiteratureLust and GardenGlory.