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Sea People by Christina Thompson
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it was amazing

This was such a wonderful book! I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Susan Lyons, who did a great job. I do wish that the narrator had been a Polynesian person, but that's my only complaint, really.

The writing is evocative and lush--at times the book reads almost like a novel. It incorporates Polynesian legends and myths with accounts from European explorers. I especially loved the last part, which details the resurgence and reclamation of traditional sailing and navigating by the Polynesian people.

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Reading Progress

April 4, 2019 – Started Reading
April 4, 2019 – Shelved
April 4, 2019 –
50.0% "This book is GORGEOUS. I really appreciate that she grapples with the controversial "discovery" by various white Europeans--of course they didn't discover anything, since people were already there. She blends Polynesian myths & European expedition histories to build a more unified history. I'm listening to the audiobook, and Susan Lyons is great. My one complaint is that I wish the narrator was of Polynesian descent."
April 9, 2019 –
April 11, 2019 – Finished Reading

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