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A woman known as "Mere," meaning Star of the Sea, receives startling news after living for forty years on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. Until now, her existence on the island has been a secret from the rest of the world. She has lived here, helping the natives and speaking their language, teaching their children to make well-crafted paper airplanes.
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Paperback, 279 pages
Published 2010 by Steel Cut Press
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Sue
Dec 08, 2013 Sue rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone!! Book Groups. This is a mystery, an adventure, a love story, and much,much more.
Recommended to Sue by: A friend.
But This Is Different, by Mary Walker Baron, is a brilliantly told story, with every word carefully, lovingly crafted in a way that embraces each nuance of meaning. I was unable to put down this book, as each stage of the mystery, the adventure and the discoveries captivated both my mind and my imagination.

Following the journey taken by "Mere," away from her hidden existence on a South Pacific island for forty years, brings adventure coupled with despair, discovery fraught with challenge. New Yo...more
Viviane Crystal
Imagine waiting forty years on an isolated Pacific island, waiting for a special someone to fulfill her part of an agreement made so long ago it's almost beyond memory. Such is the life Mere, our main character, is living. It's an existence filled with constant pain and mourning that hasn't lessened with the years. Mere's only comforts are an old, crippled man and watchful woman who cherish Mere as the "Star of the Sea" of this New Guinea island! Others serve Mere and gladly run at her beck and...more
Mary Walker Baron
Apr 30, 2013 Mary Walker Baron rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote the book so I am biased but it is an amazing story which I invite you to read.
Carla
An interesting take on the Amelia Earhart mystery. Easy to read - hard to put down.
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