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Oceania/Australia

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Colleen McCullough. Morgan’s Run/Australia

It was one of the greatest human experiments ever undertaken: to populate an unknown land with the criminal, the unloved and the unwanted of English society. Amid conditions of brutality that paralleled those of slavery, ‘The First Fleet’ was sent to a place no European but the legendary Captain Cook had ever seen. Richard Morgan – convicted felon and educated, intelligent, resourceful man – finds the will to survive, experience the joys of love, and finally make an indelible mark upon the new frontier.

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Kimberly Holt. Keeper of the Night/Guam

Isabel, a thirteen-year-old girl living on the island of Guam, and her family try to cope with the death of Isabel’s mother who committed suicide.

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Jane Campion. The Piano/New Zealand

Ada, who has not spoken since she was six-years-old, travels to New Zealand for an arranged marriage, which is immediately strained when her new husband refuses to transport her piano to their home.

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Lori Copland. Monday Morning Faith/Papua New Guinea

The New Guinea jungle holds many fascinations, but not for librarian Johanna Holland. Johanna is simply aghast at the lack of hot showers and … well … clothing! She is positive the mission field is most certainly not God’s plan for her life, but will that mean letting go of the man she loves?

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Homer Hickam. The Ambassador’s Son/Solomon Islands

They had two weeks to accomplish a mission no soldier should ever have to do. They were going after one of their own–David Roosevelt Armistead–a hero up for the Medal of Honor, and an ambassador’s son, who was now missing in the thick, jungled climes of the Solomons. And so while American forces blast away at one god-forsaken Pacific atoll after another, Coast Guard captain Josh Thurlow must make a desperate venture north into Japanese-held islands. Accompanied by a tormented and frail PT-boat commander named Shafty (also known as John F. Kennedy), Josh and his ragtag crew will face their most devil-may-care mission yet.

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