Marrow Island by Alexis Smith

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Marrow Island by Alexis Smith

 

"Conjuring a lush and mysterious landscape, Marrow Island investigates the impact of the losses of the past--be they loved ones, failed quests, or the environmental calamities brought on by our collective blindness. By turns elegiac, compelling, and timely, it seeks real answers and finds the possibility of miracles. This is a beautiful novel." --Edan Lepucki, author of California;   "Atmospheric, intense, and mysterious - Alexis Smith's Marrow Island is a smart novel, richly peopled and lyrically written. Smith is a writer genuinely at home in the natural world, and willing to write truth, darkness, and beauty into the island landscape. She understands well how environmental pressure translates into human pressure and loss. An important, gripping book."--Megan Mayhew Bergman, author of Almost Famous Women

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