FRC: A Book Set on an Island
An island is a great setting for a novel — with characters cut off from the mainland, the novel may either evoke a sense of escape and calm, or, dread and claustrophobia. There may be a strong sense of community among residents, or a sense of isolation and often both. Mysteries set on islands may have the occupants cut off, knowing that the killer is among them.
- From the Guardian,Why writers treasure islands, an article on why islands make great settings for fiction
- From the Island Review,13 books set on islands, starting with the Odyssey.
- Goodreads offers a list of Books set on Islands
- Check our catalog for more books set on Maine islands (also try the name of specific islands).
And don’t miss our author visit next Monday with Andrew Vietze!
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