Land Without Mirrors

2012 FAPA President’s Book Award: Gold: Adult Fiction Historical

Land Without Mirrors is at heart, a love story—mothers for their children; men for power and fame; and a sweet first love that grows to maturity. Set on an idyllic Caribbean island just before WWII, three young people live within a community of banished lepers, while yearning for a different life. A powerful priest, an enigmatic nun, and a troubled doctor engage in power struggles that ensnare the youths. Which of the three will carry the disease with them as they flee the island? Which of the magical forces will offer them freedom and revenge? And how does a mother’s choice change everything—even leprosy’s cure?

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