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Return to Paradise Mass Market Paperback – Sep 12 1984

3.3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Fawcett; Reissue edition (Sept. 12 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0449206505
  • ISBN-13: 978-0449206508
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.7 x 17.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 213 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #156,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“A brilliant book and a worthy successor to Tales of the South Pacific.”The Atlanta Constitution
 
“This is a book that should be read by everyone. . . . All who have seen the South Pacific will find on every page the odors of frangipani, copra, blood, and beer.”The New York Times
 
“There’s drama and pathos and adventure and humanity . . . and a very high degree of excellence. Michener can write.”Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

James A. Michener was one of the world’s most popular writers, the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Caribbean, and Caravans, and the memoir The World Is My Home. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1977, and an award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1983 for his commitment to art in America. Michener died in 1997 at the age of ninety.


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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Having read Tales of the South Pacific, one of the classics of 20th Century literature, I couldn't wait to read this 'sequel' by Michener. I wished I hadn't bothered. It seemed as if the great wordsmith was just writing because his publisher demanded to cash in on the success of 'Tales'. Disappointed, I put it down about a third of the way through and never bothered to pick it up again. It takes two to tango - even in a novel. Michener (the author) and I (the reader)danced our way through 'Tales' never missing a step. With the sequel it was if we had two left feet.
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Format: Hardcover
Michener takes us on a tour of the islands of the Pacific Ocean with a collection of entertaining short stories of the people who inhabit them. Fictitious or not, dear reader cares less. The way he represents their populace is more than fifty years past and certainly, times may have changed. This reviewer hopes that holds equally true for Fiji !! This is one of those perfect books for someone who has limited time for reading or enjoys doing so only in short bursts.
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Once again, a return after a long time. Michener gives us a set-piece travelogue on the current state of a place in the Pacific at the time of writing and then a short story related to that. The stories are insightful, sometimes humorous and sometimes tragic.
A book you can put down anytime but it always tempts you to pick it up again. Probably of special interest for those who know or who have served in the area.
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