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The Island by Victoria Hislop
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Apr 28, 10

bookshelves: books-on-my-kindle, books-read-2010
Read from March 18 to April 28, 2010

A pretty standard love story, but the historical view of Spinalonga and leprosy was fascinating. If you decide to read this book, be sure to check out the photos of the actual leper colony, Spinalonga, online. It will guide you on your visit to the island. Hislop gives us a look at how fear and misinformation (plus, at the time, no known cure) changed people's lives forever and imprisoned them. Even more poignant, I thought, was when for some of those people the walls came down.

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