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The InnocentsFrom bestselling, award winning author Michael Crummey comes a sweeping, heart wrenching, deeply immersive novel about a brother and sister alone in a small world A brother and sister are orphaned in an isolated cove on Newfoundland s northern coastline Their home is a stretch of rocky shore governed by the feral ocean, by a relentless pendulum of abundance and murderous scarcity Still children with only the barest notion of the outside world, they have nothing but the family s boat and the little knowledge passed on haphazardly by their mother and father to keep them.As they fight for their own survival through years of meagre catches and storms and ravaging illness, it is their fierce loyalty to each other that motivates and sustains them But as seasons pass and they wade deeper into the mystery of their own natures, even that loyalty will be tested.This novel is richly imagined and compulsively readable, a riveting story of hardship and survival, and an unflinching exploration of the bond between brother and sister By turns electrifying and heartbreaking, it is a testament to the bounty and barbarity of the world, to the wonders and strangeness of our individual selves. New Read [ The Innocents ] author [ Michael Crummey ] – grisedalelodge.co.uk

The books on Michael Crummey Ä The Innocents Å young adult ✓ Book – grisedalelodge.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Innocents
  • Michael Crummey
  • 06 September 2017
  • 0385545428

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  1. They were left together in the cove then with its dirt floored stud tilt, with its garden of root vegetables and its scatter of outbuildings, with its looming circle of hills and rattling brook and its view of the ocean s grey expanse beyond the harbour skerries The cove was the heart and sum of all creation in their eyes and they were alone there with the little knowledge of the world passed on haphazard and gleaned by chance I love...

  2. Northern Canada Short summers, long cold winters Illness and hardship leave a brother and sister orphaned in this harsh country, with only the limited knowledge passed on to them by their parents of how their lives are meant to work Young, innocent, and fiercely determined, they rely on each other to carry on as the se...

  3. Between a 3.5 star and a 4 star read There is a quietness to this story, but there is also a sense of urgency too Always nice to have a new Crummey to read I actually have a few older ones by Crummey on my shelf to read a...

  4. Deep, heart wrenching tale Most highly recommended Complete review to be posted closer to the publication date of 11 12 2019.

  5. Some of the best writing I ve read this year The mood is set expertly with verbiage and lingo appropriate to the lives of these two young children.

  6. Review to follow when Internet connectivity is restored.

  7. This is an outstanding work of fiction, set in Newfoundland in the 18th century and redolent with authentic language and historical detail It has the saddest opening chapter of any book I have read in recent memory, but as the ...

  8. Thanks to doubledayca for the ARC for The Innocents by Michael Crummey This was my very first ARC and what a way to start with a captivating story of true survival in the hardest of circumstances This book was beautiful all the way from its cover to the last word ..The Innocents is the story of a brother and sister orphaned in an isolated cove in Newfoundland Although the time period is never fully identified, it appears to take place at some time in the late 18th century As Ada and Evere Thanks to doubledayca for the ARC for The Innocents by Michael Crummey This was my very first ARC and what a way to start with a captivating story of true survival in the hardest of circumstances This book was beautiful all the way from its cover to the last word ..The Innocents is the story of a brother and sister orphaned in an isolated cove in Newfoundland Although the time period is never fully identified, it appears to take place at some time in the late 18th century As Ada and Evered Best are orphaned in fierce an...

  9. I liked this quite a bit I always have an attraction to stories about survival in the far north, and also stories that look at the nuts and bolts of what it took to wrest a living out of inhospitable nature, and this is definitely that.Siblings, a boy of about 12 and a girl of about 10, are orphaned when an illness takes their parents and their infant sister They live in a very lonely place with no neighbors closeby, on the northern coast of Newfoundland, and they manage to stay in the shack w I liked this quite a bit I always have an attraction to stories about survival in the far north, and also stories that look at the nuts and bolts of what it took to wrest a living out of inhospitable nature, and this is definitely that.Siblings, a boy of about 12 and a girl of about 10, are orphaned when an illness takes their parents and their infant sister They li...

  10. I followed Ada and Evered s compelling story with both delight and something akin to horror The tale of two young orphan siblings struggling to survive in an isolated cove on the remote northern coast of Newfoundland ranges from gut wrench...