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10 vignettes about islands (A book for islomanes)
on March 4, 2001
People who fall in love with the concept of islands, or islomanes, should read this book. There are ten or so short stories about tropical and not-so-tropical islands around the world. The islands must have less than 10,000 people living on them, and include Robinson Crusoe's island, a Spice Island, an island in the Long Island Sound, One of the Bay Islands off the Honduras, and Niihau, the private Hawaiian island near Kauai.
Other interesting island books include A Serpent in Paradise, about Pitcairn Island, and A Trip to the Beach, about the authors plans to open a beach restaurant in Anguilla.