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Darwin's wink : a novel of nature and love

Author: Alison Anderson
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Two naturalists find unexpected love as they work to save a rare bird species on an island off the coast of Mauritius. Both are haunted by old ghosts and hardened by past tragedies. Fran mourns the mysterious death of her Mauritian lover; Christian, a former International Red Cross worker, has recently arrived from Bosnia, where the woman he loved disappeared during the war. As the two of them slowly learn to trust  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Nature stories
Love stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Anderson
ISBN: 0312331991 9780312331993
OCLC Number: 56086028
Description: 274 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Alison Anderson.
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An exquisite story of two naturalists who find unexpected love as they work to save a rare bird species on an island off the coast of Mauritius. "An exquisitely written, deeply felt novel."--Alev  Read more...

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