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The great reclamation

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"A sweeping novel set in Singapore during the years leading up to its independence from British colonial powers, about one young boy from a rural fishing family and the love story that will shape his life and complicate the fate of his larger community." --
Ah Boon is born into a fishing village amid the heat and beauty of twentieth-century coastal Singapore in the waning years of British rule. He is a gentle boy who is not much interested in fishing, preferring to spend his days playing with the neighbor girl, Siok Mei. But when he discovers he has the unique ability to locate bountiful, movable islands that no one else can find, he feels a new sense of obligation and possibility--something to offer the community and impress the spirited girl he has come to love. By the time they are teens, Ah Boon and Siok Mei are caught in the tragic sweep of history: the Japanese army invades, the resistance rises, grief intrudes, and the future of the fishing village is in jeopardy. As the nation hurtles toward rebirth, the two friends, newly empowered, must decide who they want to be, and what they are willing to give up.

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  • 22 of 22 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Bedford Free Library FIC HEN (Text)
Fiction
31002150884293
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Chappaqua Library FICTION HENG (Text)
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31005153425279
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Croton Free Library FICTION/HENG (Text)
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31006151937620
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Eastchester Public Library FICTION HENG (Text)
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31008152618464
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Greenburgh Public Library HENG (Text)
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31009154995751
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Harrison Public Library HENG, R. (Text)
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31010300315274
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John C. Hart Memorial Library HENG (Text)
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31030300023751
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Katonah Village Library FICTION HENG (Text)
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31013151964778
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Larchmont Public Library HENG (Text)
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31014152620823
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Mamaroneck Public Library District HISTORICAL FICTION (Text)
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31015153025375
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