Return to Paradise

Category: Book
Introduction By: Berry, Steve
By (author): Michener, James A.
Subject:  FICTION / Action & Adventure
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Historical
  FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Published: July 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*James A. Michener, the master of historical fiction, revisits the scenes of his first great work, Tales of the South Pacific, the Pulitzer Prize winner that brought him international acclaim. In this sequel collection, Michener once again evokes the magic of the extraordinary isles in the Pacific-from Fiji and Gaudalcanal to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea-through stories that burst with adventure, charm, and local color. For Michener's many fans around the globe, Return to Paradise is a precious second look at a land of enchantment by one of the most gifted storytellers of the twentieth century.
 
Praise for Return to Paradise
 
"A brilliant book and a worthy successor to Tales of the South Pacific."-The Atlanta Constitution
 
"This is a book that should be read by everyone. . . . All who have seen the South Pacific will find on every page the odors of frangipani, copra, blood, and beer."-The New York Times
 
"There's drama and pathos and adventure and humanity . . . and a very high degree of excellence. Michener can write."-Kirkus Reviews
Review Quote*"A brilliant book and a worthy successor to Tales of the South Pacific."-The Atlanta Constitution
 
"This is a book that should be read by everyone. . . . All who have seen the South Pacific will find on every page the odors of frangipani, copra, blood, and beer."-The New York Times
 
"There's drama and pathos and adventure and humanity . . . and a very high degree of excellence. Michener can write."-Kirkus Reviews
Biographical NoteJames A. Michener was one of the world's most popular writers, the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Caribbean, and Caravans, and the memoir The World Is My Home. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1977, and an award from the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1983 for his commitment to art in America. Michener died in 1997 at the age of ninety.