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The turtle-girl from East Pukapuka : a novel

The turtle-girl from East Pukapuka : a novel

by Cole Alpaugh

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book club 5/3/2013 Five stars   (2013-05-07)

Excellent

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by dptD23

A sweeping story for such a compact book. It begins on an island in the South Pacific with an old man hoping to rescue a book he's been named after. Not to keep it dry from the soon-to-arrive tsunami, but to smuggle it into the next life so he might be able to read it for the first time.

 

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Touching story   (2013-01-16)

Excellent

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by BronxBookGirl

Our December book club choice was Cole Alpaugh's The Turtle-Girl from East Pukapuka, a very strange, but touching story about a tsunami in the Pacific Ocean that strikes a remote island, and the mayhem that follows. Added to the mix is a brain damaged downhill skier, comical pirates who have stumbled...
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Playful and clever, with a very dark side.   (2012-11-01)

Excellent

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by MonographiCat

There are two worlds in Cole Alpaugh's The Turtle-Girl from East Pukapuka . One is an isolated island in the South Pacific, where lives a cargo cult of sorts that names its offspring after authors of damaged books left during wartime. Second, is the afterlife called Happa...
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Funny and tragic   (2012-06-24)

Excellent

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by EllenR947

Funny and tragic. I think this is a beautifully written story. I read this the same week as Mr. Grossman's The Magicians. What a wonderful few days!



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Our August book of the month   (2012-09-19)

Very Good

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by JoyceAtWork

A little bit tragic and a little bit hilarious, this is a unique tale of a girl clinging to a sea turtle she'd been caring for after a tsunami over runs her island, and a badly injured ski racer who comes to believe the girl's home is also his. The banter between hooligan pirates is quite funny, while...
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Hilarious, sometimes sad   (2012-06-19)

Excellent

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by ChelseaRo

I was asked to provide a review from a free advance reader copy won on www.goodreads.com.

 

 

Any fans of Carl Hiaasen (and Vonnegut for my generation) will adore this story that begins on a doomed tropical island and jumps to the (Swiss?) Alps, and then back again....
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
interesting summer reading   (2012-06-15)

Very Good

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by Dewey7251952

I was a GoodReads winner of this book (I've won more than two dozen "giveaways" in the last year+).

 

I'm still not 100% certain of this book. It's very well written, a fun story, and fast paced, but the religious allegories will probably take a second read for me to...
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Charming and Fun   (2012-06-13)

Excellent

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by LadyInTheStacks

I'm writing from an advance copy for review I received and plan to introduce this delightful novel for our July book club.

The story begins on a sparsely populated South Pacific island which is about to be decimated by a tsunami. The first character we're introduced to is an elderly fisherman...
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Wonderfully warped   (2012-04-17)

Excellent

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by HuaL

I reviewed an advanced copy of Mr. Alpaugh's second novel by request of his publisher. The full text follows ~

Lyrical and yet wonderfully warped, if The Lord of the Flies had been written by Kurt Vonnegut, you would have some idea of what to expect from Alpaugh's second novel. Heavily outfitted...
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