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Target Club Pick Jan 2016: Island Of A Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera
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Only at Target find the January 2016 Target Club Pick version of Island of a Thousand Mirrors!Exquisitely written and beautifully evocative of an exotic place and bygone age." -Alan Brennert, author of Moloka iIn the nation's capital, one young woman lives a full life with her family, wandering the rising mountains, lush forests, and warm beaches with her sister and the son of their neighbor. But just as their childhood friendship begins to bloom into something new, her serene existence is shattered by the beginnings of civil war.On the other side of the city, another young woman dreams of becoming a teacher. These hopes, however, are abruptly and brutally stamped out when she is arrested and pulled into the heart of a conflict she has tried desperately to avoid. Trapped in an ancient conflict that was put in motion generations before their births, these women, who in another day might have been friends, collide in a single moment of shattering tragedy that will define their fates, and haunt them for decades to come.A sweeping yet intimate saga, Island of a Thousand Mirrors is the story of friendship and love, betrayal and fate, narrated in a voice that is "by turns tender, beautiful and devastating.
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Author: Nayomi Munaweera
Street Date: January 5, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1470
overall: 4 out of 5 stars, see all reviews
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4 out of 5 stars
Amber — 1 year ago
This book is hard to read, but a story of civil war so real and raw should be hard to read. I really enjoyed this book and if you are curious at all about what modern civil war looks like, or about the history of Sri Lanka, check it out.