Migrations

Migrations

Large Print - 2020
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"Franny Stone has always been a wanderer. By following the ocean's tides and the birds that soar above, she can forget the losses that have haunted her life. But when the wild she so loves begins to disappear, Franny can no longer wander without a destination. She arrives in remote Greenland with one purpose: to find the world's last flock of Arctic terns and follow them on their final migration. She convinces Ennis Malone, captain of the Saghani, to take her onboard, winning over his salty, eccentric crew with promises that the birds she is tracking will lead them to fish. As the Saghani fights its way south, Franny's new shipmates begin to realize that the beguiling scientist in their midst is not who she seems. Battered by night terrors, accumulating a pile of letters to her husband, and dead set on following the terns at any cost, Franny is full of dark secrets. When the story of her past begins to unspool, Ennis and his crew must ask themselves what Franny is really running toward - and running from. Propelled by a narrator as fierce and fragile as the terns she is following, Migrations is a shatteringly beautiful ode to the wild places and creatures now threatened. But at its heart, it is about the lengths we will go, to the very edges of the world, for the people we love."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company,, [2020]
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781432883423
1432883429
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 425 pages ; 22 cm
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star2014
Oct 26, 2020

I found this novel to be beautifully written, expressing a degree of sensitivity that is rare to find in literature today. The themes of the book cause a roller coaster of emotions, as the well developed characters play out their lives. I feel that this novel will stay with me for quite a while...

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BellJuju
Oct 10, 2020

Very sad and depressing book but well written.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Sep 21, 2020

Will appeal to fans of Kingsolver with its zoological/ecological themes. The underlying mystery of Franny's origin story may appeal to fans of Where the Crawdads Sing...though the main character is less sympathetic. Lovely and resonant.

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NancyHarper
Sep 19, 2020

good read.

DCLadults Aug 07, 2020

A New & Noteworthy staff pick 2020. “Migrations is as beautiful and as wrenching as anything I've ever read. This is an extraordinary novel by a wildly talented writer.” – Emily St. John Mandel, author of “The Glass Hotel” and “Station Eleven”

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