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Book Title: Voyage of Strangers|
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ISBN 13: 9781477825167
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The author of the book: Elizabeth Zelvin
Edition: Lake Union Publishing
Date of issue: September 30th 2014
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The year is 1493, and young Jewish sailor Diego Mendoza has returned from Columbus’s triumphant first voyage with tales of lush landscapes, rivers running with gold, and welcoming locals. But back home in Spain, Diego finds the Inquisition at its terrifying peak and he must protect his spirited sister, Rachel, from betrayal and death. Disguising herself as a boy, Rachel sneaks onto Columbus’s second expedition, bound for the new lands they call the Indies. As the Spaniards build their first settlements and search for gold, Diego and Rachel fall in love with the place, people, and customs. Still forced to hide their religious faith and Rachel’s true identity, the brother and sister witness the Spaniards’ devastation of the island in their haste to harvest riches.
This unflinching look at Columbus’s exploration and its terrible cost to the native Taino people introduces two brave youths who valiantly struggle against the inevitable destruction of paradise.
Revised edition: This edition of Voyage of Strangers includes editorial revisions.
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Read information about the authorElizabeth Zelvin is the author of VOYAGE OF STRANGERS, a historical novel about what really happened when Columbus discovered America, and the Bruce Kohler mystery series, which started with DEATH WILL GET YOU SOBER and includes both novels and short stories. Her short stories have been nominated three times for the Agatha Award and for the Derringer Award. Liz's fiction also includes an urban fantasy novella, "Shifting Is for the Goyim."
Liz is a New York City psychotherapist who practices online and a singer-songwriter whose album of original songs is OUTRAGEOUS OLDER WOMAN. Besides her fiction, she's published two books of poetry and a professional book on gender and addictions. Liz is currently working on the sequel to VOYAGE OF STRANGERS and thinking about a new Bruce Kohler mystery.
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