The Sailmaker's Daughter: A Novel

The Sailmaker s Daughter A Novel It is and Spanish Flu is epidemic in Suva the capital of Fiji Twelve year old Olive is sent with her brothers and grandmother to Taveuni to stay with her childless aunt and uncle on their sugar

  • Title: The Sailmaker's Daughter: A Novel
  • Author: Stephanie Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780312306939
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It is 1918 and Spanish Flu is epidemic in Suva, the capital of Fiji Twelve year old Olive is sent with her brothers and grandmother to Taveuni to stay with her childless aunt and uncle on their sugar plantation to escape the disease as her mother lies dying of the flu in their family home The months that follow hold magic and sorrow for Olive, as she uncovers well kept fIt is 1918 and Spanish Flu is epidemic in Suva, the capital of Fiji Twelve year old Olive is sent with her brothers and grandmother to Taveuni to stay with her childless aunt and uncle on their sugar plantation to escape the disease as her mother lies dying of the flu in their family home The months that follow hold magic and sorrow for Olive, as she uncovers well kept family secrets and grieves for her dying mother.The Sailmaker s Daughter is dedicated to the memory of Stephanie Johnson s grandmother, who was born in Fiji in 1905 Like Olive in the book, her grandmother was one of a large family her father was the sailmaker in Suva and her mother died of the Spanish Flu at the end of the Great War The Sailmaker s Daughter is both a tribute to Stephanie Johnson s grandmother and a powerful evocation of a mystical paradise lived and lost.

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    1. This was my world books challenge book for Fiji. I’d read that the author based it on her grandmother’s story and assumed the grandmother was Fijian, so was disappointed to discover that the characters are all actually English colonists in Fiji. Unfortunately, I have not found any books starring native Fijians.This is a work of historical fiction, set over a few weeks in 1918 when influenza was raging through Fiji. The book follows numerous characters, including 12-year-old Olive, who is sen [...]

    2. The book was written very well but it did seem to leave many loose ends untied. It felt like it was wrapped up quickly at the end with a "happily ever after" stamp. The story itself was nice and the perspective of Olive was accurate of a girl of 13. Thank you to the other reviewer that mentioned that there was a translated glossary in the back of the book because the book definitely makes no mention that it is there. The book would've been very confusing without knowing the translations. There a [...]

    3. This book really didn't have much of a plot -- there were several very promising storylines but they never really went anywhere. It moved slowly and that was frustrating. I did, however, really enjoy the author's description of the landscape of Fiji in 1918, and the colonial society there. I think it was worth reading, but I wish there had been more story in the story.Another thing: throughout the story there are several words, phrases and sentences in Fijian, Hindustani and French. Sometimes yo [...]

    4. Wonderful story of family on Fuji Islands during WWII, with the natives, the hurricanes, the solitariness of island living.Author from New Zealand.

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