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The Island of Books

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
A fifteenth-century portrait painter, grieving the untimely death of his unrequited love, takes refuge at the monastery at Mont Saint-Michel, an island off the coast of France. He haunts the halls until the monks assign him the task of copying manuscripts - though he is illiterate. His work heals him and grows the monastery's library into a beautiful city of books, all under the shadow of the invention of the printing press.

Dominique Fortier is an editor and translator living in Montreal. She is the author of five books, including On the Proper Use of Stars and Wonder.

Rhonda Mullins is an award-winning translator and writer living in Montreal, Quebec.

Genre: Historical    

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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Island of Books
Author(s): Dominique Fortier
ISBN: 1-55245-338-3 / 978-1-55245-338-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Coach House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Island of Books
Author(s): Dominique Fortier
Publisher: Coach House Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Island of Books
Author(s): Dominique Fortier
Publisher: Coach House Books
Availability: Amazon CA