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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (156 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Iain Lawrence Narrator: Ed Sala Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9781440798115
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Three years have passed since Squid McCrae last saw her parents and the remote island where she grew up. She returns now at seventeen, a young woman with a daughter in tow. The visit, she knows, will be rough. Lizzie Island–paradise to some, a stifling prison to others–brings an onslaught of memories. It is the place of Squid’s idyllic childhood, where she and her brother, Alastair, blossomed into precocious adolescents. But Lizzie Island is also the place where Alastair died.

Now the past collides with the present as Squid’s homecoming unleashes bittersweet recollections, revelations, and accusations. But nothing is what it appears to be. No one possesses the complete truth, and no one is without blame.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The thunder of the waves, the screams of seagulls, and the smell of torn kelp suffuse this quiet, introspective story of a young woman’s return to her childhood home on an island off the west coast of Canada. The sea in all its moods makes a turbulent background for a story of four people closely tied together by their idyllic but claustrophobic life alone on Lizzie Island, and by the tangled strands of resentment, guilt, and love that bind them…a contemplative story only gradually revealed.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Lawrence charts the course of the human heart, with cascading emotions of remorse and fury, love and passion, hope and nostalgia…With adult characters every bit as memorable as the teen characters, plus its stunning ability to create a sense of the island’s rhythms and habitat, Lawrence’s novel not only lives up to the high standards of his previous works, but may well attract a wide adult readership.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma Lairson | 12/9/2013

    " This book is so heartbreakingly sad. The main character squid gets on my nerves though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 11/27/2013

    " The story was okay, but the writing was a little bit cheesy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sandra Pinney | 8/6/2013

    " I don't know, this might be a good book. But I just wasn't feeling it, and didn't want to waste my time anymore when I have a stack of books I'm excited to read. So I gave myself permission to not finish! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R2b | 7/4/2013

    " Appreciate what you have now and be content. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelsey Christensen | 4/10/2013

    " This is a melancholy book about a family living isolated on an island maintaining the lighthouse. I thought the mystery of the son's demise was interesting. There's a little bit of matter-of-fact ual talk. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adz | 6/26/2012

    " Incest and the search for truth :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karin | 4/12/2012

    " Young teen book. Bought it for my daughter ages ago and decided to read it. Pretty disappointing considering the premise of the book. Kept thinking it would get better but alas, no. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Madeline | 3/2/2012

    " This book was possibly one of the worst books I have ever read. It was creepy and really confusing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shar Wallis | 2/8/2012

    " I chose this book because of the setting; a remote island off the coast of BC. The synopsis made it look good, and I tried to like it. However I found it to be a slow, strange little YA book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 elissa | 5/30/2011

    " A novel that both my husband and I like, which is a somewhat rare occurrence. Excellent writing--weird but good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/20/2010

    " Relfective, artful, and realistic. It portrays just what coming home can be like--the impossibility, the saddness, and the never-ending, desperate hope that things will be different. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R2b | 9/12/2010

    " Appreciate what you have now and be content. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karin | 7/2/2010

    " Young teen book. Bought it for my daughter ages ago and decided to read it. Pretty disappointing considering the premise of the book. Kept thinking it would get better but alas, no. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Madeline | 3/13/2010

    " This book was possibly one of the worst books I have ever read. It was creepy and really confusing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelsey | 5/13/2009

    " This is a melancholy book about a family living isolated on an island maintaining the lighthouse. I thought the mystery of the son's demise was interesting. There's a little bit of matter-of-fact ual talk. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/25/2008

    " Relfective, artful, and realistic. It portrays just what coming home can be like--the impossibility, the saddness, and the never-ending, desperate hope that things will be different. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 elissa | 12/3/2007

    " A novel that both my husband and I like, which is a somewhat rare occurrence. Excellent writing--weird but good. "

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About the Author

Iain Lawrence is a bestselling children’s author. Before becoming a fiction writer, he studied journalism at Vancouver Community College and spent ten years working for small newspapers in northern British Columbia. He is the author of The Wreckers, The Giant Slayer, The Smugglers, The Winter Pony, and others. Lawrence won the prize for Children’s Literature from the Canada Council for the Arts in 2007. He lives in the Gulf Islands with his partner, Kristen.

About the Narrator

Ed Sala has narrated dozens of audio books throughout his career. His readings include Harlan Coben’s Tell No One, Stephen Sears’ Gettysburg, and Cormac MacCarthy’s Outer Dark.