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Voyage of Strangers

(2014)
(The first book in the Strangers series)
A novel by

 
 
The year is 1493, and young Jewish sailor Diego Mendoza has returned from Columbus's triumphant first voyage with tales of lush landscapes, rivers running with gold, and welcoming locals. But back home in Spain, Diego finds the Inquisition at its terrifying peak and he must protect his spirited sister, Rachel, from betrayal and death. Disguising herself as a boy, Rachel sneaks onto Columbus's second expedition, bound for the new lands they call the Indies. As the Spaniards build their first settlements and search for gold, Diego and Rachel fall in love with the place, people, and customs. Still forced to hide their religious faith and Rachel's true identity, the brother and sister witness the Spaniards' devastation of the island in their haste to harvest riches.

This unflinching look at Columbus's exploration and its terrible cost to the native Taino people introduces two brave youths who valiantly struggle against the inevitable destruction of paradise.

Genre: Historical

Used availability for Elizabeth Zelvin's Voyage of Strangers

Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Voyage of Strangers (Mendoza Family Saga)
Author(s): Elizabeth Zelvin
ISBN: 1-4778-2516-9 / 978-1-4778-2516-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Voyage of Strangers (Mendoza Family Saga)
Author(s): Elizabeth Zelvin
ISBN: 1-4915-3510-5 / 978-1-4915-3510-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

May 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Voyage of Strangers (The Mendoza Family Saga Book 1)
Author(s): Elizabeth Zelvin
Publisher: Outsider Books
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