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Rockbound is an isolated island, inhabited by two feuding families and governed by a king, Uriah Jung. When David Jung arrives at Rockbound to claim a small portion of the island he inherited, he is faced with the harsh and greed-driven society of the place. David encounters many obstacles, including his feelings for the island’s school teacher, and his own reactions to ...more
Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published February 18th 2014 by Parnell Classics
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Found this one on the Canada Reads list and then on gutenberg as it was written in the 1920s. I enjoyed it for its portrayal of people united by a life of communal work, hard work, on a small island. Motifs: the first school on the island, a dash of what might be the supernatural, a murder, an illiterate hero who wants to learn to read, a light house, and an ending worth reading toward.