Snow Island
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Hampton Falls, N.H. : Beeler Large Print, 2003.
Large Print
Beeler large print ed.
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292 pages (large print) ; 25 cm.
RLD Woodland Park Large Print
LP Tow
The Beeler Large Print Series is our core publishing program. In it we offer a balanced selection of titles and genres for the general reader. Wartime disrupts the lives of the inhabitants of a New England islet off the coast of Rhode Island in this graceful debut novel. The men of Snow Island engage in the dangerous business of quahogging, and their families eke out a living running small businesses that depend on the wealthier summer residents for survival, Alice Daggett is 16 years old in 1941. She attends school in a one-room schoolhouse with twins Lydia and pete Giberson, the only companions her age on the island and has shouldered the responsibility of keeping the family store running since the death of her father five years earlier. The summer season of 1941 gets off to its usual start with the arrival of mysterious George Tibbits, a loner in his forties and the owner of the island's twin houses. He returns each year in an act of homage to the women who raised him there. While the rebellious Lydia spends her time with the summer in-crowd, Allice secretly becomes close to Ethan Cunningham, the 26-year old lighthouse keeper with artistic ambitions. The quiet off-season life of the Island changes dramatically after Pearl Harbor; a navy base opens and Alice and Lydia now spend their free time plane spotting. After Ethan enlists soon followed by pete and Lydia, Alice is left alone to grapple with the consequences of her relationships and her growing sense of self. The story elements here may be familiar and the inner motivations of some characters (George Tibbits, in particular) remain vague despite explication, but Towler's Strength is her deft rendering of time and place, Lyrical andgentle, Alice's wartime coming-of-age and the island itself continues to resonate aft
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APA Citation (style guide)

Towler, K. (2003). Snow Island. Beeler large print ed. Hampton Falls, N.H.: Beeler Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Towler, Katherine, 1956-. 2003. Snow Island. Hampton Falls, N.H.: Beeler Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Towler, Katherine, 1956-, Snow Island. Hampton Falls, N.H.: Beeler Large Print, 2003.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Towler, Katherine. Snow Island. Beeler large print ed. Hampton Falls, N.H.: Beeler Large Print, 2003. Print.

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