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There are ghosts on the Black Isle.
Ghosts that no one can see.
No one...except Cassandra.


Uprooted from Shanghai with her father and twin brother, young Cassandra finds the Black Isle's bustling, immigrant-filled seaport, swampy jungle, and grand rubber plantations a sharp contrast to the city of her childhood. And she soon makes another discovery: the Black Isle is swarming with ghosts.

Haunted and lonely, Cassandra at first tries to ignore her ability to see the restless apparitions that drift down the street and crouch in cold corners at school. Yet despite her struggles with these spirits, Cassandra comes to love her troubled new home. And soon, she attracts the notice of a dangerously charismatic man.

Even as she becomes a fearless young woman, the Isle's dark forces won't let her go. War is looming, and Cassandra wonders if her unique gift might be her beloved island's only chance for salvation . . .

Taking readers from the 1920s, through the Japanese occupation during WWII, to the Isle's radical transformation into a gleaming cosmopolitan city, THE BLACK ISLE is a sweeping epic--a deeply imagined, fiercely original tale from a vibrant new voice in fiction.

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    Great Book

    I truly loved this book. It was very well written. The characters were very believable. I would read this again.

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    This book was a great book one of the best I have ever read It was so clear and inviting wonderful.......

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    The Black Isle

    After a hard start a grand book ! I can fully understand ...as I am a sensitive.... ghosts and passed anguish do truly do exist......

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    Very interesting and moving story

    I would not normally read this type of book, but I'm glad I chose to take a chance on it. It is written well and keeps the reader engaged and wanting to know the final outcome of the characters.

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    The Black Isle

    Terrible book. So boring, I'm sorry I wasted my time.

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