Sunday, 9 March 2014
Island of Wings by Karin Altenberg is a good book. What initially appealed to me, a story about living on an island, a young woman among people who were native and speaking a different language, accompanying her husband who felt he was on a mission to 'save' these native people with his particular brand of Christianity, all were themes that struck chords in my own past life. St. Kilda, off the coast of Scotland, proved to be a wild, interesting setting and I think proved to be a character in the book as suredly as the people themselves. I was not totally emotionally empathizing of both main characters, but just enough to make me care about them and want to know what would happen to them.